Canadian Roundup: More World Cup medals and a national record
Shawn Barber after winning pole vault gold at IAAF world championships in Beijing on August 24, 2015.
Canadians racked up seven medals at World Cup events while Shawn Barber set a new pole vault national record over the weekend.
That’s three gold, three silvers and a bronze added to Canada’s World Cup medal haul, here’s the breakdown:
Canada won three medals this weekend in the final UCI Track Cycling World Cup event. Jasmin Glaesser, Laura Brown, Stephanie Roorda and Georgia Simmerling raced in the final, beating Great Britain for gold to take the World Cup overall title. Individually, Hugo Barrette brought home silver medal men’s keirin, as did Glaesser in a women’s points race.
Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz won their third World Cup gold medal this weekend in Park City, Utah. The duo has medalled in all five World Cup stops this season including gold in Altenberg and Konigssee.
Jane Channell also slid onto the podium in Park City capturing silver in women’s skeleton. This was the Canadian’s best World Cup finish, Channell is now ranked third in the overall women’s skeleton standings this season.
Marielle Thompson and Brady Leman battled challenging weather conditions on Sunday, as they brought home medals in ski cross. Olympic champion Thompson won her second World Cup title, while Leman skied to a bronze.
Shawn Barber joined the six-metre club after breaking his own Canadian pole vault record in Reno. Next week the Canadian will go up against the world record holder Renaud Lavillenie in Rouen, France on January 23.