Nordiq Canada News

2023 World Ski Championships Competition Team

January 22, 2023

Selection Rationale

 

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to the World Ski Championships in Planica, Slovenia February 21 – March 6, 2023. Athlete selections were based on the 2022-23 Nordiq Canada Competition Trip Criteria and summarized in the Athlete Nomination Synopsis and Rationale.

The deadline to appeal Team nominations is January 23, 11:59 PM MST. Appeals must be submitted in writing to Nordiq Canada’s Appeal Manager, Stefano Mingarelli, at .

 

SUMMARY OF NOMINATIONS 

Russell Kennedy – World Ski Championship Trials – Prince George. First place male and female in the distance 10 km race.

Liliane Gagnon – World Ski Championship Trials – Prince George. First place male and female in the distance 10 km race.

Antoine Cyr –Top-12 at 2022-23 WC individual final race result

Olivier Léveillé – World Ski Championship Trials – Prince George. First place male and female in the mass start 20 km race

Katherine Stewart-Jones – FIS Red Group status sprint or distance end of P3

Dahria Beatty – World Ski Championship Trials – Prince George. First place male and female final result in the classic sprint race.

Graham Ritchie – HPD discretion per 3.7

Jasmine Lyons – World Ski Championship Trials – Prince George. First place male and female in the distance 10 km race.

Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt – World Ski Championship Trials – Prince George. First place male and female in the distance 10 km race.

Katie Weaver – World Ski Championship Trials – Prince George. First place male and female final result in the classic sprint race.

Julian Smith – World Ski Championship Trials – Prince George. First place male and female final result in the classic sprint race.

Xavier Mckeever – World Ski Championship Trials – Prince George. First place male and female final result in the classic sprint race.

 

Athlete nominations were made by the High Performance Committee (HPC) based on the 2022-23 Nordiq Canada Competition Trip Criteria. The HPC oversaw the selection process as per the Nordiq Canada Selection, Nominations and Announcement policy. Members of this committee are:

  • Robbi Weldon (athlete rep – Para)
  • Devon Kershaw (athlete rep – Olympic)
  • Maria Lundgren (BC)
  • Alain Masson (Yukon)
  • John Lofranco (Athletics Canada)
  • Julie Beaulieu (Nordiq Canada)
  • Kate Boyd (Nordiq Canada)
  • Chris Jeffries (Nordiq Canada)

Final athlete selections were approved by Chris Jeffries, High Performance Director – Olympic