Paralympic Recap Day 2

DeJong into cross finals

Biggar’s Lisa DeJong made her Paralympic debut on Day 2 of the Winter Games in Beijing as she took to the course for the women’s Para snowboard cross qualification event.

Competing in the LL2 class, DeJong finished the qualified for the finals with the fourth-fastest time of one minute and 12.22 seconds.

“I’m super happy, I was able to keep it consistent and get through the course clean,” said DeJong to the Canadian Paralympic Committee following her event. “I learnt a few new things today, cleaned up my jumps a little bit, so overall I’m really happy with how today went. I was able to keep it low key, I didn’t let the pressure get to me too much, and pretended it was just a training day.” 

Fellow Canadian Sanderine Hamel also qualified for the final in eighth place with a time of 1:17.69.

The finals will take place on Day 3 of the Games, starting Sunday, March 6 at 9:30 p.m. (SK time).

Upcoming Saskatchewan Competition

Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak will be competing in her second event of the Games on Day 3 as she races in the women’s standing 15-kilometre cross country event. The race is slated to start on Sunday, March 6 at 10:15 p.m. (SK time).

Paralympic Notes: Read the full Day 2 recap on Paralympic.ca…Alana Ramsay won bronze in the Para alpine skiing women’s standing Super-G event…Collin Cameron captured bronze in the Para Nordic skiing men’s sitting long distance cross country race…Alexis Guimond claimed bronze in the Para alpine skiing men’s standing Super-G event…Canada’s medal count is now six (one gold, one silver, four bronze).

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