February 17, 2006
Bad day for Beckie
CARY CASTAGNA -- Edmonton Sun

Beckie Scott's relatives took her surprising disqualification yesterday in stride.

The 31-year-old cross-country skier was disqualified for skiing in the wrong track in the final stretch of the women's 10km classical cross-country race at the Winter Olympics in Italy.

"It wasn't her day," Gloria Dekker, Scott's aunt, told the Sun.

While Dekker said relatives always want the best possible outcome for Scott, "the family is never disappointed in her," she added.

Scott, the pride of Vermilion, 190 km east of Edmonton, who teamed with Canmore product Sara Renner to win a silver medal in the team sprint Tuesday, should have no trouble bouncing back, says Mona Brad, another aunt.

"That's her nature. She has a great support team, her coach and her parents," Brad said. "She has two more races left, so anything could happen."

Brad called the DQ a fluke occurrence. "Stuff like that happens," she said, pointing out the immense pressure piled on athletes. "Fluke things happen."







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