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Photo Release and What Canada did Sunday at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

March 16, 2014

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SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ – The para-Nordic team had a super
Sunday at the Paralympic Games as Brian McKeever won his third gold
medal of the Games and sit skier Chris Klebl also won gold, for his
first career Paralympic medal. Team Canada has finished the Sochi 2014
Paralympic Winter Games ranked third among all nations in the gold
medal count, achieving its performance target for these Games. Canadian
athletes won seven gold, two silver and seven bronze medals in Sochi.

What Canada Did Sunday at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games:

PARA-NORDIC SKIING

Chris Klebl, of Canmore, Alta., shocked the world to win the men’s
10-kilometre sit-ski race, while Brian McKeever won his third gold
medal of the week in the visually impaired category. Other Canadian
results on Sunday included: Mark Arendz (Hartsville, P.E.I.) in 11th at
25:16.4; and Louis Fortin (Fredericton, N.B) 36th at 32:58.8 in the
men’s 10-kilometre standing race. Brittany Hudak, of Prince Albert,
Sask., was 12th at 15:35.0, and Ottawa’s Caroline Bisson 16th at
16:55.2 in the women’s five-kilometre standing category. Robbi Weldon
(Thuder Bay, Ont,) and her guide Phil Wood (Canmore, Alta.) were
seventh at 15:32.5, while Ottawa’s Margarita Gorbounova and her guide
of Regina’s Andrea Bundon were eighth at 15:42.2 in the women’s
five-kilometre visually impaired race. Saskatoon’s Colette Bourgonje
was 13th in women’s five-kilometre sit-skiing at 18:13.0. Yves Bourque,
of Becancour, Que., was 24th at 39:11.5, and Quebec City’s Sebastien
Fortier was 26th (40:03.4) in the men’s 10-kilometre sit-ski race.

PARA-ALPINE SKIING

On the final day of competition, women’s giant slalom, standing athlete
Erin Latimer of Etobicoke, Ont. was the top-placing Canadian, finishing
in ninth with a two-run combined time of two minutes, 56.13 seconds.
Also in the standing category, Calgary, Alta.’s Alexandra Starker was
10th (2:57.53), and Alana Ramsay, from Calgary, did not finish.
Sit-skier Kimberly Joines of Rossland, B.C., who led the field after
the first run, did not finish her second run.

Photo Release

Key photo highlights from the day are below. All photos can now be
downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca

Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000fTHaJEGu9ls

CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA – March 16, 2014 – Josh Dueck carries the
Canadian flag into the Closing Ceremonies at the 2014 Paralympic Winter
Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic
Committee)

Photo 2: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000g1jGssXXU0o

CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA – March 16, 2014 – Joshua Dueck carries the
Canadian into the Closing Ceremonies at the 2014 Paralympic Winter
Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic
Committee)

Photo 3: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000DYrB0DjKkhw

CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA – March 16, 2014 – Brian McKeever and his guide
Erik Carleton compete in Cross Country Skiing Men’s 10km Free Visually
Impaired at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. They
went on to win the gold.(Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic
Committee)

Photo 4: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000DnWWdt0CX1A

CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA – March 16, 2014 – Chris Klebl competes in Cross
Country Skiing Men’s 10km Sitting at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
in Sochi, Russia. He went on to win the gold. (Photo: Matthew
Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 5: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000wvy0NQc0_oQ

Sochi, RUSSIA – March 16, 2014 – Chris Klebl receives his gold medal for
Cross Country Skiing Men’s 10km Sitting at the 2014 Paralympic Winter
Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic
Committee)

Photo 6: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000zaItTyYgRb8

CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA – March 16, 2014 – Chris Klebl with his Men’s
10km Sitting gold medal and Brian McKeever with his 15km free Visually
Imaired gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi,
Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 7: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000HR8q2Nq0wco

CAPTION: Sochi,Russia – March 16, 2014 – Canadian Kimberly Joines
competes in women’s giant slalom sitting skiing event at the 2014 Sochi
paralympic winter games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo:Scott Grant/Canadian
Paralympic Committee)

PHOTOGRAPHY: Media are invited to visit photos.paralympic.ca and create an account to be able to download high-resolution photos of
Canadian Paralympic athletes at any time, at no cost.

For full information about Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic
Games, please visit paralympic.ca/team-canada.

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)


Source: PR Newswire



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