Newspaper article The Canadian Press

McKeever, Wilkie Capture Para-Nordic Gold, Silver Medals, Respectively

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

McKeever, Wilkie Capture Para-Nordic Gold, Silver Medals, Respectively

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McKeever earns World Cup gold medal

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SAPPORO, Japan - Canadians Brian McKeever and Natalie Wilkie captured Para-nordic World Cup medals Saturday.

McKeever, of Canmore, Alta., and guide Graham Nishikawa, of Whitehorse, won the men's 10-kilometre visually impaired event while Wilkie, 18, of Salmon Arm, B.C., claimed the silver medal in the women's 7.5-kilometre standing classification.

It marked the third straight day Canada had earned two medals.

McKeever, 39, and Nishikawa finished in a time of 24 minutes 24.3 seconds.

"It was a good day on pretty hot skis," said McKeever. "The boys in the wax cabin won the race for us today."

"We were in control right from the start. Graham set the perfect pace for us today. It was another great team race and nice to get another win,"

Ukrainians Dmytro Suiarko (24:56. …

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