P.A.’s Hudak wins her first Paralympics medal

By paNOW Staff
March 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Brittany Hudak of Prince Albert, Sask., won her first medal, a bronze in the women's standing 12.5K race at the PyeongChang Paralympics on Friday for Team Canada.

On the final lap, Emily Young of North Vancouver, B.C., knew a medal was out of reach because of missed shots, so she tucked in front of Hudak and paced her to the finish line.

"Seeing Emily ahead of me, she basically pulled me around the course on the last lap, yelling at me," Hudak said. “I don't know how she was even able to yell at me, I was moving so hard."

"I was just yelling at her to not be dropped by me, I was breaking the wind," Young said. "It was so good, I'm so proud of her."

Hudak, who was born missing part of her left arm, was introduced to skiing by Sochi teammate Colette Bourgonje, after Bourgonje spotted her working in a Canadian Tire store in her hometown when Hudak was 18.

With files from The Canadian Press.

 

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