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Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk wins 15-kilometre skiathlon; Canada finishes 34th

Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk (1) leads the pack at the start of the women's World Cup 15-km Skiathlon in Canmore, Alta., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Kowalczyk won the event.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
December 16, 2012 - 11:34 AM

CANMORE, Alta. - Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk won the women's 15-kilometre skiathlon Sunday at the Alberta World Cup cross-country skiing competition, while Canadian Emily Nishikawa finished 34th.

Kowalczyk crossed the finish line in 42 minutes 51.5 seconds.

Finland's Anne Kylloenen won the silver medal in 43:26.4 and Norway's Vibeke Skofterud took bronze in 43:26.5.

Nishikawa, from Whitehorse, was 34th in 46:30.7.

Other Canadians included Daria Gaiazova of Banff, Alta., who was 37th and Frederique Vezina of St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., who finished 43rd.

Chandra Crawford of Canmore, Alta., finished 46th after a sixth place finish in the women's 1.3 kilometre sprint on Saturday.

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