Following Canadian Women to
Salt Lake City

Cross Country Canada
January 26, 2002

Whyte Second in Disabled Biathlon World Cup in Mouthe France

Shauna WHYTE of Hinton was second in the women's 5 x 2.5 km sit ski race. Shauna was 0:20.8 behind Svitlana TRYFONOVA of Ukraine. TRYFONOVA has been "the one to beat" this season in World and Europa Cup races. Ragnhild Myklebust of Norway, previously undefeated women's sit skier since 1984, was in fifth place. This is a major upset.

Head Coach, Kaspar Wirz of Saskatoon, said "both skiers were happy with the results. Shauna shot and skied very well and Brian had to ski very hard to place." This Brian's second year in biathlon.

The next race is January 27. Canada will have 4 skiers in the long distance race.

The skiers are preparing for the Paralympics at Salt Lake City March 7-16. The team representing Canada at the Paralympics was announced January 24 in Ottawa. The Nordic Team consists of Shauna Whyte of Hinton, Brian McKeever of Canmore guided by his brother Robin and Colette Bourgonje of Saskatoon.

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