Three Revelstoke women have returned home after competing in the Nordic Junior and U23 Championships in Finland.
Revelstoke’s Elizabeth Elliot was the lone Canadian to ski into the top-30 in the Nordic Junior and U23 World Ski Championship Women’s Under-23 10-kilometre individual start skate-ski race. Elliot, 20, finished 28th. Placing 42nd in the same race was 20-year-old Beth Granstrom. Elliot also participated in the Women’s U23 1.1 km Classic Sprint, finishing in the 50th spot.
One of the youngest racers at the championships, 16-year-old Revelstoke Secondary School student Alexandra Luxmoore finished 50th in the Under-20 Women’s five-kilometre individual start skate-ski race. Luxmoore took the 55th spot in the Junior 1.1-kilometre, and 42nd in the 15 kilometre mass start classic race.
Learn more about how the athletes prepared for competition during COVID-19 here:
The Nordic Junior and U23 World Ski Championships took place February 6-13 in Finland. The event saw athletes from more than 35 countries competing. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic no spectators were allowed on site, and competitions were live-streamed instead. Strict protocols were also in place to ensure the health and safety of the athletes taking part in the event.
As per current federal government requirements, all three women must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine from the date of their arrival back in Canada.
Update: Previous information provided to the Mountaineer did not include all of the results for the Revelstoke athletes taking part in the Nordic Championships. The story has now been updated to include this information.