Haywood RACE Report: Emily Nishikawa ties personal best with 23rd in Davos World Cup

    December 16, 2018

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    It was a beautiful day in Davos, Switzerland, just below zero, as the final World Cup race before Christmas got underway with interval start, skate races.

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    In the women's 10k, Canada's Emily Nishikawa got off to a fast start, ranking 11th at 5k, before settling for a 23rd place and World Cup points, at the finish.

    The Davos courses seem to suit Emily as in 2014 she claimed her first World Cup points there, 29th,  in a 10k classic race. Today's placing ties her best result on the circuit, 23rd in Lahti in 2015 also in a 10k, in her stronger classic style technique.

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    Emily Nishikawa (CAN) -  www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus.

    Cendrine Browne was Canada's other racer in the event, finishing 44th.

    Therese Johaug of Norway was first, her 5th straight distance win since her return to competition. 2nd was Johaug's teammate Ingvild Oestberg and Krista Parmakoski of Finland was 3rd.

    Results

    Alex Harvey was the top Canadian male in 26th. The race was won by Russia's Evgeniy Belov by less than a second over France's Maurice Manificat. Norway's Martin Sundby was 3rd.

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    15.12.2018, Davos, Switzerland (SUI): Alex Harvey (CAN) - FIS world cup cross-country, individual sprint, Davos (SUI). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus.

    Lenny Valjas finished 62nd and Andy Shields 76th.

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    15.12.2018, Davos, Switzerland (SUI): Andy Shields (CAN) - FIS world cup cross-country, individual sprint, Davos (SUI). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus.

    Check back this afternoon for results from the final Haywood NorAm in Canmore.

    The World Cup circuit now goes on a break until resuming Dec 29 in Toblach, Italy with the Tour de Ski.

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