The 2011 Canadian Outdoor Speed Championships are set to take place this weekend in Harriston, Ontario at the CITC’s 200-meter track.
The official practice is set for Friday July 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The RSC Speed Committee Meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. inside the CITC’s Pavilion. RSC affiliated Clubs are allowed to send on representative to the meeting. Those who may also attended the meeting include RSC’s President (Wayne Burrett), RSC’s Vice-President of Speed (Tyler Congdon), and RSC’s Athlete’s Representative (Sarah Hopkins).
FIRS and the CIC have confirmed that skaters Angie Perez (Colombia), Nicolas Bermudez (Colombia), and Paola Serrano have tested positive at the anti doping tests carried out in 2010 at the World Roller Speed Skating Championships.
Those athletes, who have been disqualified by the Colombian Federation, have lost their World Championship titles. The CIC will award medals according to new rankings that exclude the skaters who tested positive.
Nadine Currie Jackson has just returned home from Europe after competing in Dijon, France, at the World Masters Marathon Championships.
The race went very well for her, considering she partially dislocated her shoulder 10 days before the race. The shoulder wasn’t an issue since she had some very aggressive therapy and exercises to get it back into a functional arm swing.
She placed 6th in her category. Her goal was to place in the top ten. So she was pleased with that. Nadine tried to hold on to the attack pack, they got a bit of speed and she lost the draft. She spent the rest of the marathon in the chase pack and won the field sprint to the finish, beating out the France alliance.
Constant Montpellier had some bad luck and was disqualified on the way to the finish line. He would have placed high if that didn’t happen. He skated strong and stayed with the lead pack to the finish.
Constant Montpellier and Nadine Currie Jackson skated with some of the best Masters skaters in the World. Both athletes placed well, with Nadine Currie Jackson finishing in 6th place in her category. Constant Montpellier his group’s final sprint and was gobbled up by a group of skaters with about 100-meters to go.