Vernon athletes qualify for Sochi

A trio of Vernon athletes will represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

Justin Dorey will compete in men’s halfpipe skiing, Josh Dueck will compete in the Paralympic sit-ski event, and Kevin Hill will battle in men’s snowboard-cross.

The 25-year-old Dorey is having a banner season in the halfpipe, having already secured up the Crystal Globe in the FIS World Cup. He joins Penticton’s Matt Margetts, Calgary’s Noah Bowman and Sherwood Park, Alta.’s Mike Riddle on the men’s halfpipe ski team.

Dueck, 33, struck silver in the men's sit-ski event at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games.

Hill, 27, narrowly missed a spot in the Vancouver Olympics after a breakout season in 2010. A former pro BMX racer, he has only been competing in snowboard-cross since age 19.

Vernon's Sonja Gaudet and Armstrong's Ina Forrest were earlier named to the Canadian wheelchair curling squad that will look to defend its Paralympic gold medal in Sochi.

The Winter Olympics run Feb. 7 to 23 while the Paralympics take place March 7 to 16.

Check out Friday's Morning Star for more details.


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