Charchuk wins 100-metre gold at Special Olympics World Winter Games

Chapman sits fourth in figure skating


Published on March 20, 2017

CUT Eric McCarthy/TC Media Janet Charchuk of Alberton won a gold medal in snowshoeing at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria on Monday.

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GRAZ, AUSTRIA – Janet Charchuk of Alberton won a gold medal in snowshoeing at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games on Monday.

Charchuk’s golden moment came in the 100-metre final of the Female 15th Division. Charchuk’s qualifying time was 39.8 seconds, but she had a significant improvement, stopping the clock in 35.25 seconds in the final.
Next up for Charchuk will be the 200-metre final on Tuesday, which is scheduled for just past 3 p.m., Atlantic Time. Charchuk qualified with a time of one minute 55.95 seconds.

Compulsory program
Figure skater Alyssa Chapman of Murray Harbour is currently fourth following the singles compulsory program.
Chapman, who is competing in the Female Level 4 Division for ages 14 to 26, will skate her first ice dance on Tuesday.