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Calgary, Alta. (April 14, 2024) —Canada struck gold twice on the present time on the FIS Ski Imperfect Junior World Championships in Idre Fjäll (SWE). Emeline Bennett (Whistler, BC) repeated her gold medal performance to became the first Canadian to twice be topped ski execrable Junior World Champion. Kaleb Barnum (Fernie, BC) competing in his first Junior Worlds, took gold on the boys’s facet, with teammate Nicholas Katrusiak (Whistler, BC) taking silver.

Racing in her third Junior Worlds, Bennett the reigning Junior World Champion, won every of her heats on the present time to grab gold.

“I became once reasonably worried coming in,” acknowledged Bennett. “It’s positively a bigger song than closing 365 days but we had a couple of time on it and I started to actually feel elegant elated. I actually wasn’t particular it became once going to happen though. I became once tedious closing at one level within the semis but passe the draft on the bottom to originate up some areas. I’ve very delighted with the result.”

Barnum, competing within the reverse bracket from fellow Canadian Katrusiak, won every of his four heats to grab gold.

“It feels elegant candy,” acknowledged a smiling Barnum. “It became once a colossal difficult day and it became once a real time racing Crop (teammate Katrusiak) within the finals with us coming from reverse sides of the bracket. It became once posthaste racing on the present time on a titanic song with a colossal shuffle strip on the bottom.”

Katrusiak, racing in this third Junior Worlds took silver on the present time making improvements to from Nineteenth in 2022 and ninth in 2023, won every of his heats earlier than settling for 2d within the finals.

“It feels actually real,” acknowledged Katrusiak. “I assign in a couple of labor this past 365 days and it feels real to possess it all come together. Kleb (teammate Barnum) and I had a enjoyable warfare within the finals and it became once a actually real day for the personnel.”

The 2024 Junior World personnel, supported by Wearing Existence, will survey to continue their success with the personnel tournament day after as of late, Monday April 15. To survey the paunchy agenda please clickhereand a are living circulate would maybe maybe be realizedhere.

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