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Canada earns ten medals at Para Nordic World Cup

The 2024 Para Nordic World Cup has come to a close in Prince George.

Unofficially, Canada finished third in the medal count with 10.

Germany led the way with 18 medals.

It was a strong showing for Natalie Wilkie of Salmon Arm this week, as she won Silver in the standing 5km, bronze in the standing sprint, and capped it off with a bronze in the standing 20km.

“I feel like I wasn’t really racing today, I was just trying not to stop,” Wilkie said.

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“I had a few injury issues, and the body just felt like it wasn’t responding today, it was tough to get through but I’m happy that I finished it.”

Wilkie also picked up a gold and a silver in the Para Biathlon World Championships.

Natalie Wilkie (Right) (D. Bain, My PG Now staff)

It was also a strong showing for Mark Arendz of Hartsville, PEI, as he finished with a gold in the 10km and a bronze in the 5km.

“This was kind of the highlight of the season,” Arendz said.

“It’s not a big season, but this was the highlight to just finish the season at home.”

Canadian Mark Arendz crosses the finish line at the Para Nordic World Cup (D. Bain, My PG Now staff)

Arendz added this week was about whatever was left in the tank.

“I had a good race today, but a little disappointed, I think I wanted a little bit more, just the fatigue from the rest of the week has really caught up with me, and the season a bit as well, and as a bigger guy, these softer conditions aren’t necessarily the best for me.”

He also finished with four medals, including three golds, in the Para Biathlon World Championships.

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Derek Zaplotinsky of Smoky Lake, Alberta captured gold for Canada in the sitting 5km, a bronze in the sitting 20 km.

Collin Cameron of Bracebridge, Ontario, won gold in sitting sprint and silver in the sitting 20km.

Canadians Colin Cameron (left) and Derek Zaplotinsky (right) flank won silver and bronze in the 20km sitting category at the Para Nordic World Cup in Prince George (D. Bain, My PG Now staff)

Christina Picton of Fonthill, Ontario won a bronze in the sitting 20km.

Christina Picton (right) (D. Bain, My PG Now staff)

Full results can be found here.

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