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Mt. Washington Wraps Up Nordic Skiing World Cup

  • Date : 2009-03-17 : Rev. 2017-12-24
  • IPC
  • Synopsis : Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Finals finished its run on the slopes of Mt. Washington in Canada.

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After powerful performances, the International Paralympic Committee Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Finals finished its run on the slopes of Mt. Washington, Canada. The competition was the final series of World Cup races, taking place from 11-14 March, with athletes from 19 different nations at the Canadian venue in Comox Valley.

After powerful performances, the International Paralympic Committee Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Finals finished its run on the slopes of Mt. Washington, Canada. The competition was the final series of World Cup races, taking place from 11-14 March, with athletes from 19 different nations at the Canadian venue in Comox Valley.

As the event in Mt. Washington completes the World Cup series, final rankings were subsequently calculated, additionally encompassing the 2009 Paralympic Winter World Cup in Solleftea, Sweden, and the 2009 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Cup in Whistler, Canada.

Finishing atop the list in the Women's Sitting Cross-Country Skiing category was Liudmila Vauchok from Belarus with a total of 580 points. Following Vauchok were Monica Bascio from USA and Olena Iurkovska from Ukraine. In the Men's Sitting category, Irek Zaripov from Russia finished first with a total of 380 points, followed by Dzmitry Loban from Belarus, and Roman Petushkov from Russia.

In the Women's Standing Cross-Country Skiing category, Anna Burmistrova from Russia finished first with 340 points, followed by Larisa Varona from Belarus and Katarzyna Rogowiec from Poland. In the Men's Standing category, Ilkka Tuomisto from Finland finished first with 336 points, followed by Yoshihiro Nitta from Japan and Nils-Erik Ulset from Norway.

In the Women's Visually Impaired Cross-Country Skiing category, Yadviha Skorabahataya with guide Vasili Haurukovich from Belarus finished first with 410 points. Coming in second and third were Tatiana Ilyuchenko with guide Valery Koshkin from Russia and Robbi Weldon with guide Brian Berry from Canada. In the Men's Visually Impaired category, Vasili Shaptsiaboi with guide Mikalai Shablouski from Belarus finished first with 405 points, followed by Russia's Nikolay Polukhin with guide Andrey Tokarev and Evgeniy Safronov with guide Salavat Gumerov.

In the Women's Sitting Biathlon race, Olena Iurkovska from Ukraine was at the top of the list with 340 points, followed by Irina Polyakova from Russia and Lyudmyla Pavlenko from Ukraine. In the Men's Sitting category, Georges Bettega from France took first with 385 points, followed by Irek Zaripov from Russia and Trygve Larson from Norway.

The Women's Biathlon Standing category saw Oleksandra Kononova from Ukraine take first with 400 points, followed by Shoko Ota from Japan with 365 points, and Pamela Novaglio from Italy with 273 points. The Men's Standing category saw Nils-Erik Ulset from Norway take first with 460 points, followed by Yannick Bourseaux from France and Grygorii Vovchynskyi from Ukraine.

Yadviha Skorabahataya and guide Vasili Haurukovich from Belarus once again took first position in the Women's Biathlon Visually Impaired category with 386 points. She was followed by Russia's Tatiana Ilyuchenko with guide Valery Koshkin and Liubov Vasileva with guide Viacheslav Goldinov. In the Men's Visually Impaired category, Thomas Clarion from France with guide Tommy Terraz took first position with 435 points. He was followed by Irek Mannanov with guide Salavat Gumerov from Russia and Vitaliy Lukyanenko with guide Volodymyr Ivanov from Ukraine.

For complete results and for more information about the World Cup Finals, please visit www.mountwashingtonworldcup.com.

The complete World Cup Rankings can be found at www.paralympic.org -> Winter Sport -> Nordic Skiing.

Reference: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality.



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