Gold Medal Sweep & National Record For Bibic at Track Champs
Canadian athletes from across the country competed at the U17, Junior & Para Canadian Track Championships over the weekend at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, ON. Among many standout performances, Junior world champion Dylan Bibic from Mississauga, ON, swept all 10 Junior endurance and sprint events and broke the Junior Canadian record in the Individual Pursuit with a time of 3:12.341, only three seconds off the current world record.
Bibic heads into the U23 category after his most successful year yet, having won gold, silver and bronze medals at the Junior Track World Championships in Cairo, Egypt earlier this summer.
“I came into these national championships in bad form with mediocre times […] but when competition hit, I was able to perform better than I did last year and it just makes me feel so good,” said Bibic. “Now, looking at what I just did [winning 10 gold medals], I think I’m more fit than I was at Junior Track Worlds.”
Although athletes were returning to domestic track competitions for the first time in two years, many showed incredible progress, with Nicole Bradbury (Junior) and Ashlin Barry (U17) winning five gold medals each. In the para-cycling categories, Keely Shaw (C4) and the tandem duos of Carla Shibley & Meghan Brown and Lowell Taylor & Ed Veal all won national titles in the Time Trial and Individual Pursuit. Full results can be found here.
The Canadian Track Championships for Elite and Masters athletes will return to Milton from January 7-9 and will feature several prominent athletes, including Olympic medallists Kelsey Mitchell and Lauriane Genest.
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