Canada Takes Home Two Gold Medals at World Under-23 Cross-Country Ski Championships: Derek Deuling, Jasmine Drolet, Mac Hollman, and Lilian Gagnon Win in Mixed Relay; Sonjaa Schmidt Brings First Canadian Gold in Women’s Sprint

Canada Secures 2nd Gold Medal at World U23 Cross-Country Ski Championships in Mixed Relay Event

Canada claimed its second gold medal at the world under-23 cross-country ski championships in Planica, Slovenia with their victory in the mixed relay. The team, consisting of Derek Deuling, Jasmine Drolet, Mac Hollman, and Lilian Gagnon, celebrated their win over runner-up France and Sweden.

Gagnon made her move over the final 150 metres in a sprint to the line. Canada edged France by seven-tenths of a second and Sweden by eight-tenths. Sonjaa Schmidt of Whitehorse became the first Canadian to win gold at the world under-23 championships Tuesday in the women’s sprint. This second gold medal win comes after Schmidt’s victory. The Canadian team continues to showcase their skill and determination on the world stage, solidifying their presence as a force to be reckoned with in international cross-country ski competitions.

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