Canadian Skaters March Proudly in Colombia at Worlds Opening Ceremony, Racing Now Under Way

Canada’s 2010 World Team marched at the opening ceremony for the World Roller Speed Skating Championships in Guarne, Colombia.

Mackayla D’mello was selected as Canada’s flag bearer for last night’s televised opening ceremony.

Today’s 300-meter sprint heats are just about concluded. The senior men’s heats have been delayed because of rain.

In the junior men’s 300-meter sprint, Tyron Harkiss and Brett Leavens skated good times, but the duo were still ways back from the top mark set by Colombia’s Juan Camilo Perez with a time of 24.383-seconds.

Leah Kaluta skated the senior women’s 300-meter sprint. Colombia’s Jercy Puello set the world record in that distance with a time of 25.838-seconds.

Photo from Bont Skates