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January 14/02 1:35 am - Hughes to Compete in Salt Lake, Daniel Manibal Honoured in Montreal


Posted by Editoress on 01/14/02
 

Clara Hughes Qualifies for Olympics
Courtesy CCA

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands-Clara Hughes of Winnipeg added her name to Canada's Olympic long track speed skating team on Saturday at the World Cup event.

In the women's 3,000-metres, Canada earned the right to ice three skaters in the event at the Olympics next month. The three skaters are Cindy Klassen of Winnipeg and Kristina Groves of Ottawa, already both qualified in other events, while Hughes gets her first spot on the women's team.

Hughes, was a double bronze medallist in cycling at the 1996 Olympics. A Canadian athlete has never won a medal at both a winter and summer Olympics.

Canada will also look to qualify three spots in the men's 5,000 on Sunday.


Clara Hughes se Qualifie pour les Jeux Olympiques

HEERENVEEN, Pays-Bas - Clara Hughes, de Winnipeg, a ajouté son nom à l'équipe olympique canadienne de patinage de vitesse sur longue piste, samedi, lors de la Coupe du monde.

Au 3000 m féminin, le Canada a obtenu le droit d'aligner trois patineuses dans cette épreuve aux Jeux olympiques du mois prochain. Les trois patineuses sont Cindy Klassen, de Winnipeg, Kristina Groves, d'Ottawa, toutes deux déjà qualifiées dans d'autres épreuves, et Hughes qui a obtenu sa première place dans l'équipe olympique.

Hughes a été double médaillée de bronze en cyclisme aux Jeux olympiques de 1996. Aucun athlète canadien n'a jamais remporté une médaille aux Jeux olympiques d'été et d'hiver.

Le Canada tentera aussi d'obtenir trois places au 5000 m masculin dimanche.


Cycling Volunteer Recognized as "Personality of the Week"
Courtesy CCA

Ottawa, ON - Mr. Daniel Manibal, the event organizer of the Montreal Women's Road World Cup, has been named "Personality of the week" by the Montreal newspaper La Presse.

This distinction was attributed to him after the Montreal World Cup was named "Best Women's World Cup" race for 2001 by the UCI (International Cycling Union).

The Canadian Cycling Association has already recognised the excellent organization of Mr. Manibal's by awarding him with the title of "Best Event Organizer of the Year" for 2001 for his event at the CCA's Annual General Meeting held December 8, 2001.

Reconnaissance du Merite d'un Bénévole
Ottawa, ON - Il est important de souligner que Monsieur Daniel Manibal, l'organisateur de la Coupe du Monde Dames de Montréal, a ete nomme "personnality de la semaine" par le quotidien montrealais La Presse.

Cette distinction lui a ete attribuee suite a la nomination de l'epreuve de Montreal comme "Meilleur organisation des Coupes du Monde Dames 2001" par l'UCI (Union Cycliste International).

L'Association cycliste canadienne avait deja reconnu l'excellence de l'organisation de Mr. Manibal en lui attribuant le titre de "meilleur organisation de l'annee" lors de son Assemblee Generale annuelle du 8 decembre dernier.

 


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