Local Para Nordic sit skier Rob "The Rocket" Roest won the 600m sprint to claim a gold medal at the Ontario Cup cross country ski races on Saturday. Fourteen Para Nordic racers from across Ontario attended the event including Paralympics cross country skier and World Champion tandem cyclist Robbi Weldon from Thunder Bay. Also in attendance were Canadian Paralympians Margarita Gorbounova and Alex Novikov from Ottawa.. This was the largest number of Para Nordic athletes to attend an Ontario Cup xc ski race weekend to date. Congratulations to Rob who has been training hard this fall for the ski season.