The ISU World Junior Championships in Poland saw Manitoba’s Alexa Scott win Allround bronze.
Scott (Clandeboye, MB) became the first Canadian woman since 2008 to
reach the Allround podium at the ISU World Junior Speed Skating
Championships after winning overall bronze
in Poland today. She joins Sylvia Burka (’73) (MB), Liz Appleby (’76)
(MB), Shannon Rempel (’03, ’04) (MB) and Justine L’Heureux (’08) (Que.),
as the only ones to ever accomplish that feat! Making her the
fourth Manitoban to achieve this accomplishment!
came in third in overall individual standings, achieving this by coming
in fourth in the 1000m and tenth in the 3000m races. These were her
best results in her three career World Junior Championships.
Scott started the weekend off by placing 5th and 8th in Friday’s 500m and 1500m
races. On Saturday, she was only 0.182 seconds behind the bronze medalist in the 1000m.
I had a tough weekend, I had to persevere through some stuff, but
it was a good achievement at the end of a hard weekend. I got close to
the podium in the 1000m, I was just off of it, that was a little
disappointing, but I did what I had to do to get to third place in the
Allround, so I’m pretty happy,” Scott said.
Scott finished 5th at last year’s Championships and 18th in 2018.
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500m – 39:99
1000m – 1:19:251
1500m – 2:05:26
3000m – 4:25:089
Alexa Scott and her Coach Tyler Williamson-Derraugh will arrive March 25th at the Winnipeg Richardson Airport. Anticipated arrival is 11:15pm from Edmonton on Flight #WS304, KL9824 for any media hoping to be there upon arrival.
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