Elite Amateur Sport

Local skeleton racer 2nd in tight national championship races

Rahneva web.jpgMirela Rahneva of Ottawa won a silver medal at the Canadian Skeleton Championships held in Calgary on Oct. 14. The 29-year-old clocked a time of 1:55:11 on the skeleton track at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park. She was only .13 of a second behind the Canadian champion, Calgary’s Elisabeth Vathje. Canada’s team for the upcoming International Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup will be announced on Nov. 1. Rahneva finished last season – her rookie year on the World Cup circuit – ranked 3rd in the world.

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