Sit-ski competitor Emily Suchy from the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club has won three gold medals at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C.
Suchy received her first medal Monday, February 23 in the 2.5km sit-ski (interval start) event with a time 9:43.26 minutes. Second place Ontario skier Tanya Quesnel finished with a time of 12:13.73 minutes.
Suchy’s second medal came on Tuesday, February 24 in the 800-metre sit-ski sprint with a time of 2:26.20 minutes. Quesnel was again the runner up with a time of 2:46.47 minutes.
Suchy earned her third medal on Thursday, February 26, taking home gold in the five-kilometre sit-ski event. Suchy took the distance event by a wide margin, finishing with a time of 18:20.8, almost four minutes ahead Ontario athlete Tanya Levina Quesnel.
Suchy’s coaches Matthew Smider and Debbie Koerber are both with the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club. Koerber helped Emily enter the sport four years ago. The two traveled to Canmore, AB to study how to start a para-Nordic program here.
Suchy has won many firsts in her ski career fro the 2012 BC Winter Games to the 2013 Nationals in Whistler, B.C.