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    Saturday, January 10, 1998

    Boarders expect medal haul

    By AL RUCKABER -- Calgary Sun
      Canada should win at least two or three medals in snowboarding at the Nagano Olympics next month.
     That's the prediction of Canada's snowboarding team leader, Michael Wood.
     "I'd say two or three medals is what we're looking at," Wood enthused yesterday, following the selection of the 12-member Olympic snowboard team.
     "We're very excited about this team. If you look at the talent and attitude, they're very well rounded. This team will do so much for the sport in Canada. There's no reason we can't come home with medals."
     Wood says there is great team strength throughout.
     "In the men's giant slalom, we're very strong and with Mark Fawcett, we've got the No.1 guy in the world right now," Wood said. "We're very excited about Mark and Jasey J. Anderson bringing home medals.
     "In men's halfpipe, we have a very strong team, with all four guys as medal possibilities. And in women's halfpipe, Tara Teigen was No.1 in the world last year and she's a very strong medal candidate. The entire women's team is really pushing the envelope. Absolutely, they all have a medal chance."