Katherine Stewart-Jones Skis to 25th at Nordic World Championships

February 25, 2023

PLANICA, Slo.—Katherine Stewart-Jones skied to 25th place in the women’s skiathlon on Saturday at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica, Slovenia.

The 27-year-old Stewart-Jones completed 7.5-kilometres of classic-skiing followed by an additional 7.5 kilometres of skate-skiing in a time of 41:38.3 to finish as the top Canuck.

Sweden’s Ebba Andersson was first across the finish line in a time of 38:11.8. Frida Karlsson, also of Sweden, claimed third place at 38:33.8. Norway’s Astrid Slind skied to the bronze medal at 38:59.8.

Katherine Stewart-Jones Quotes
“It was a rough day with a big crash on the first lap. For the rest of the classic, I struggled to get into a good rhythm. I felt better when I transitioned to skate. I had some super fast skis, and was able to close the gap on some women in front of me.”

“I’m proud that I stuck with it and pushed hard to the end. I’m also super stoked on Jasmine’s (Lyons) great first World Championship race. It was very impressive.”

Canadian Women’s Skiathlon Results:

  1. Katherine Stewart-Jones (Chelsea, Que.) 41:38.3
  2. Jasmine Lyons (Ottawa) 42:58.6
  3. Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt (Morin-Heights, Que.) 44:53.6

Complete Results: