Para nordic men’s cross country athletes swept the podium for the second time in as many days at the Canada Winter Games.
In the para nordic sitting 2.5 kilometre race, Ethan Hess (Pemberton) took gold with a time of 2:38.50. He was followed across the finish line by Leo Sammarelli (Vancouver) who took silver with a time of 2:50.70. Paul Finkbeiner won the bronze with a time of 3:16.00. Daryl Yuen (Vancouver) finished in fifth overall.
The race was originally scheduled for Feb. 28 but was moved forward due to the weather, as it was forecasted to be warmer on Wednesday than the next few days.
Andy Lin (Burnaby) won gold in the men's para nordic standing sprint.
Lin finished in second place during the qualifications, just .42 second behind the first place finisher — Kyle Barber from Ontario.
In the finals, Lin powered ahead to win gold and outpaced his nearest competitor by 9.3 seconds. Barber took silver and his teammate Jesse Bachinsky won bronze.
Maya Jonas won her second bronze medal of the Games, getting the podium spot in the women’s para nordic standing 2.5 km race this time.
Jessy Brockway (Mill Bay) finished in fourth in the finals.
The women’s 10 km mass start race, men’s 15 km mass start race and the para nordic five km race will take place on Thursday.