Paralympic Recap Day 8

Hudak finishes seventh

In her last individual event of the Beijing Winter Paralympics, Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak finished seventh in the women’s standing 10-kilometre Para Nordic cross country race on Day 8 of the Games.

Hudak completed the distance in a time of 43 minutes and 16.3 seconds, just under two minutes behind Ukraine’s Oleksandra Kononova, who claimed the gold.

Fellow Canadians Natalie Hudak and Emily Young finished second and 11th, respectively.

The event was Hudak’s fifth overall at the Games and she’s claimed two bronze medals so far. She’ll get one more shot at the podium when she teams up with Brian McKeever in the open 4 x 2.5-km cross country relay on Day 9.

The relay is scheduled to start Saturday at 10:00 p.m. (SK time).

Upcoming Saskatchewan competition

As head coach, Saskatoon’s Ken Babey will lead the Canadian Para hockey team into the gold medal game against defending champions, the United States on Day 9 of the Paralympics.

Puck drop is scheduled for Saturday at 10:05 p.m.

Paralympic notes: Read the full Day 8 recap on…Brian McKeever captured his 16th career gold medal and his third of the 2022 Paralympics in the men’s visually impaired middle distance cross country race…Canada’s medal count is now 23 (eight gold, five silver, 10 bronze).

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