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2019 FISU Winter Universiade Day 10: Aidan Kirkham 20th place in men’s cross country mass start 30 km to end Games

U SPORTS Staff

On the last day of competition at the 29th FISU Winter Universiade, there was one of the four Canadian individual team sports still in action. In men’s cross country mass start 30 km race, Aidan Kirkham (Carleton; Kanata, Ont.) placed 20th in a field of 63 to register another Top 20 Canadian performance – the 11th overall of this Universiade.

Schedule & Results

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Cross Country Skiing

At Raduga Cluster, the men’s cross country skiing team had another strong result as Kirkham earned his first Top 20 finish in Russia. His finish time was 1:15:39.0 as led the Canadians on this day.

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Other Canadians in the race placed 44th for Alexander Maycock (Nipissing; Orangeville, Ont.) then 49th for Matjaz Cigler (Alberta; Toronto, Ont.) followed by David Walker (Victoria; Kelowna, B.C.) in 50th. Aaron Fahey (Laval; Ottawa, Ont.) ended up 52nd with Gavin Shields (Lakehead; Kitchener, Ont.) in 56th place.

Kirkham commented about his showing, “It was tough and pretty hectic at the start. Lots of falling and broken poles. Overall, I kept moving and had a good pace plus I dropped a guy off the last hill. I paced it well and just had enough energy into the finish.”

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Cross Country Results

 

Team Canada overview of the 29th FISU Winter Universiade

Team Canada Chef de Mission Roger Archambault enthused: “It is difficult to put into words what has just transpired for this team here in Krasnoyarsk. From the outset our primary goal was to ensure that our 87 student-athletes have a once-in-a lifetime experience that they could walk away from saying ‘wow, I will never forget this’ and I honestly believe we far exceeded that goal.

These young Canadians competed their hearts out for their country and their universities. As for the five medals, what a great accomplishment to have surpassed our 2017 mark, the team performed throughout Games and I could not be happier with this outcome. I have to also tip my hat to the unsung heroes here, our coaches, team leaders and mission staff who have worked tirelessly to make this a best ever life moment for our team, they made it all come together seamlessly. This was memorable.”

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TEAM CANADA RESULTS FROM TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

Men’s Mass Start 30km

Finals

  1. Aidan Kirkham, Carleton; Kanata, Ont., 1:15.39
  2. Alexander Maycock, Nipissing; Orangeville, Ont., 1:21:58.7
  3. Matjaz Cigler, Alberta; Toronto, Ont., 1:24:20.1
  4. David Walker, Victoria; Kelowna, B.C., 1:25:03.8
  5. Aaron Fahey, Laval; Ottawa, Ont., 1:28:59.3
  6. Gavin Shields, Lakehead; Kitchener, Ont., 1:31:08.1

 

MEN’S HOCKEY

Canada (4-1; playoffs: 1-1) wins 3-0 over Kazakhstan (5-0; playoffs: 0-2) in the bronze medal game; Canada wins bronze medal.

 

TEAM CANADA RECAP OF TOP RESULTS DURING THE 29th WINTER UNIVERSIADE IN KRASNOYARSK, RUSSIA FROM MARCH 1-12, 2019

MEDALS: (TOTAL 5)

GOLD: 1

Will Malisch, Western; Markam, Ont. – men’s snowboard cross

SILVER: 2

Women’s hockey team

Men’s curling team

BRONZE: 2

Audrey McManiman, Laval; Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, Que. – women’s snowboard cross

Men’s hockey team

 

TOP 10 CANADIAN RESULTS: (8)

  1. Will Malisch, Western; Markam, Ont. – men’s snowboard cross (day one)
  2. Men’s curling team (day eight)
  3. Women’s hockey team (day nine)
  4. Audrey McManiman, Laval; Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, Que. – women’s snowboard cross (day one)
  5. Men’s hockey team (day ten)
  6. Brooke Lacey, Thompson Rivers; Fort McMurray, Alta. – women’s snowboard slopestyle
  7. Canada (Anne Mirejovsky, Alberta; Camrose, Alta., Matthew Hudec, Regina; North Battleford, Sask.) – biathlon single mixed relay (day seven)
  8. Canada (Camille Hamm, Lakehead; Thunder Bay, Ont., Katherine Denis, Ottawa; New Liskeard, Ont., Freya Hik, Alberta; Toronto, Ont.) –women’s cross country 3x5 km (day seven)

TOP 20 CANADIAN RESULTS: (11)

  1. Corey Farber, Western; Richmond Hill, Ont. – men’s snowboard parallel Giant Slalom (day three)
  2. Canada 2 (Marianne Scherrer, Laval; Quebec City, Que. and Matjaz Cigler, Alberta; Toronto, Ont.) – cross country mixed team sprint (day six)
  3. Canada (David Walker, Victoria; Kelowna, B.C., Aaron Fahey, Laval; Ottawa, Ont., Gavin Shields, Lakehead; Kitchener, Ont.) –men’s cross country 3x5 km (day seven)
  4. Corey Farber, Western; Richmond Hill, Ont. – men’s snowboard parallel slalom (day four)
  5. Canada 1 (Ember Large, MacEwan; Edmonton, Alta. and Alexander Maycock, Nipissing; Orangeville, Ont.) – cross country mixed team sprint (day six)
  6. Richard Moss Guelph; Toronto, Ont. – men’s snowboard parallel slalom (day four)
  7. Matthew Hudec, Regina Cougars; North Battleford, Sask. – men’s biathlon 20 km individual (day two)
  8. Richard Moss Guelph; Toronto, Ont. – men’s snowboard parallel Giant Slalom (day three)
  9. Alexander Maycock, Nipissing; Orangeville, Ont. – men’s cross country individual sprint (day four)
  10. Matthew Hudec, Regina; North Battleford, Sask. – men’s biathlon men’s 12.5 km Pursuit (day five)
  11. Laurence Huot, Montreal; Montreal, Que. – women’s alpine combined slalom (day two)

 

TOP 30 CANADIAN RESULTS: (24)

  1. Matthew Hudec, Regina; North Battleford, Sask. – men’s biathlon 15 km mass start (day eight)
  2. Laurence Huot, Montreal; Montreal, Que. – women’s alpine combined Super-G (day two)
  3. Anne Mirejovsky, Alberta Pandas; Camrose, Alta. – women’s biathlon 15km individual (day two)
  4. Matthew Hudec, Regina; North Battleford, Sask. – men’s biathlon 10km sprint (day four)
  5. Piaper Veinotte, Cegep Heritage College; Ottawa, Ont. – women’s biathlon 10km Pursuit (day five)
  6. Anne Mirejovsky, Alberta; Camrose, Alta. – women’s biathlon 12.5 km mass start (day eight)
  7. Alexandre Fortin, Laval; Quebec City, Que. – men’s alpine slalom (day nine)
  8. Mzia Lee Pottie, McGill Martlets; Ottawa, Ont. – women’s biathlon 15km individual (day two)
  9. Anne Mirejovsky, Alberta; Camrose, Alta. – women’s biathlon 7.5 km sprint (day four)
  10. Piaper Veinotte, Cegep Heritage College; Ottawa, Ont. – women’s biathlon 12.5 km mass start (day eight)
  11. Mzia Lee Pottie, McGill; Ottawa, Ont. – women’s biathlon 10km Pursuit (day five)
  12. Jean Christopher-Allard, Laval; Drummondville, Que. – men’s combined slalom (day three)
  13. Mzia Lee Pottie, McGill; Ottawa, Ont. – women’s biathlon 12.5 km mass start (day eight)
  14. Piaper Veinotte, Cegep Heritage College; Ottawa, Ont. – women’s biathlon 15km individual (day two)
  15. Piaper Veinotte, Cegep Heritage College; Ottawa, Ont. – women’s biathlon 7.5 km sprint (day four)
  16. Anne Mirejovsky, Alberta; Camrose, Alta. – women’s biathlon 10km Pursuit (day five)
  17. Jean-Christopher Allard, Laval; Drummondville, Que. – men’s alpine Giant Slalom (day six)
  18. Laurence Huot, Montreal; Montreal, Que. – women’s alpine Super-G (day one)
  19. Mzia Lee Pottie, McGill; Ottawa, Ont. – women’s biathlon 7.5 km sprint (day four)
  20. Adrienne Poitras, Montreal; Montreal, Que. – women’s alpine slalom (day eight)
  21. Tayla Koerber, Alberta-Augustana; Revelstoke, B.C. – women’s biathlon 10km Pursuit (day five)
  22. Tayla Koerber, Alberta-Augustana; Revelstoke, B.C. – women’s biathlon 15km individual (day two)
  23. Tayla Koerber, Alberta-Augustana; Revelstoke, B.C. – women’s biathlon 7.5 km sprint (day four)
  24. Alexandre Fortin, Laval; Quebec City, Que. – men’s alpine Giant Slalom (day six)

 

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