Snow Sports Canada Athlete of the Month

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Alex Harvey is one of Canada’s greatest all-time Nordic athletes, and this February he proved why. Harvey’s first podium result came in Ostersund, Sweden, when he won a silver medal in the sprint event. Only a few short days later at the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Falun, Sweden, Harvey added to his collection with a silver and a bronze – raising the total number of career world championships medals won by Harvey to four.

Having already won world championships medals in the form of a gold in 2011 in the team sprint, and bronze in 2013 in the individual sprint, Harvey completed the trifecta on the opening day of the 2015 world championships when he won silver in the individual sprint. Not satisfied, Harvey again stood on the podium only a few days later, securing bronze in the skiathlon. With three medals in the month of February alone, Alex Harvey is the Snow Sports Canada Athlete of the Month!

Notable Performances

  • Dustin Cook became the newest member of the Canadian Cowboys when he reached the podium at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado this month.
  • Nathan Smith had a month to remember, recording back-to-back career-best finishes at biathlon world cup events in the Czech Republic, finishing 5th and 7th while shooting clean in back-to-back races, a first on the world cup for Smith.
  • Taylor Henrich continued her breakout season with a fifth place finish at the world championships in Falun, the best ever result by a female Canadian ski jumper at a world championships.
  • Snow Jamboree was a huge success, with three Canadians standing on the podium, led by a 1-2 finish by Darcy Sharpe and Tyler Nicholson in the big air event, and capped off with a gold medal from Michael Ciccarelli in the slopestyle.

 

 

It was thrilling watching all of our athletes excel on the world stage this February, and let’s cheer on Canada as we slide into March!