Young confident ahead of PyeongChang 2018

    June 15, 2017

     
     
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    France won gold, followed by Norway and Canada in the open relay at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships
    in Finsterau, Germany. © • Heinz Schaefer and Hans Kaulich

     
    Emily Young is heading into this Paralympic season with new found confidence. The Canadian standing skier and biathlete is looking forward to the challenges of the coming season after winning her first World Championship medal.

    “Last season was really encouraging. It was so cool to see how all the time in training and past years competing have paid off! There is, of course, still a lot to learn and I am eager to do so. I am finding that I am beginning to get a hang of the general technique of skiing and am now able to apply my fitness from my past sports. Ifeel like I am not just present in the race but able to really compete."

    The 26-year-old made a fantastic start to last season by claiming a podium in the first race coming third in the cross country sprint in Vuokatti. That set her up well heading into the World Championships in Finsterau where she won her first medal, a bronze in the Open Relay, alongside teammates Brian McKeever and Mark Arendz.

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