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2014-03-16 08:20:28

Klebl skis to first Paralympic medal, McKeever chalks up 10th career gold #CEQUIESTLA SOCHI, Russia, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Mission accomplished! Canada's Para-Nordic Ski Team wrapped up the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in thrilling fashion with a double-gold performance in cross-country skiing on Sunday. In two of the most challenging classifications, Chris Klebl, of Canmore, Alta., shocked the world to win the men's 10-kilometre sit-ski race, while Brian McKeever...

2014-03-16 08:20:23

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today that para-alpine sit-skier Josh Dueck has been selected as flag bearer for Canada at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A double medallist in Sochi, Dueck won gold in the super combined and silver in the downhill. His Sochi performance brings his career Paralympic medals total to three, as he won a silver medal at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games....

2014-03-15 20:20:27

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada won an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in wheelchair curling today at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, beating Russia 8-3 in the final this afternoon after beating China 5-4 in the semi-finals in the morning. Today's win in front of an enthusiastic and raucous home town crowd adds to Canada's string of success in international curling competition as gold medalist in both men's and women's Olympic curling and...

2014-03-15 12:20:28

Dynamic duo will leave Games with gold and two bronze #WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Sixteen-year-old Mac Marcoux - the youngest member of the Canadian Paralympic team - proved that age doesn't matter when it comes to winning Paralympic medals when he captured gold in men's giant slalom at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on Saturday, adding to the two bronze medals he claimed earlier in the Games. In his final race of his first Paralympics, Marcoux, of...

2014-03-14 20:21:02

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Friday competition was highlighted by sit-skier Josh Dueck (Kimberley, B.C.) winning gold in the super combined, for Canada's third gold medal of these Games. What Canada Did Friday at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games: BIATHLON Mark Arendz, (Hartsville, P.E.I.) was the top Canadian in the men's 15-kilometre standing division, placing 11th at 40:34.2 (1+0+0+1). Caroline Bisson (Ottawa, Ont.) finished 12th in the women's...

2014-03-14 16:22:32

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Twenty-one-year-old John Leslie of Arnprior, Ont. paced the Canadian para-snowboard team this morning with a superb seventh-place finish, as the sport of snowboard cross made its Paralympic debut in Sochi. Leslie, the pride of Mount Pakenham near Ottawa, Ont., completed three solid runs - the best two count for total time - and enthused about his Paralympic experience afterward. Leslie's best two runs combined time was 1:51.88. "The...

2014-03-14 16:22:26

SOCHI, Russia, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Sit-skier Josh Dueck won Canada's third gold medal of the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on Friday in men's super combined, adding to the silver medal in men's downhill he earned earlier in the week. The 33-year-old from Kimberley, B.C., who gained worldwide acclaim in 2012 when he became the first person in the world to complete a backflip in a sit-ski, was fifth following the first run of the super combined, men's slalom. Dueck was still in...

2014-03-14 12:25:35

#WHATSTHRE SOCHI, Russia, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Mark Arendz gutted out an 11th-place biathlon finish on Friday at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Sharp all week while winning two medals, the Paralympic gods dealt the 24-year-old Canuck a blow heading into the final biathlon competition with an intense head cold. Debating whether to even start, the Harstville, P.E.I. native put all the energy he had on the line, but struggled to 11th in the men's standing...

2014-03-14 00:22:56

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Thursday competition was highlighted by four-time Paralympian alpine skier Chris Williamson, guided by Nick Brush, who overcome a season of injury to win a remarkable bronze in the men's visually-impaired slalom race - for his fourth career Paralympic medal. 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/I0000QGEUffYGHuA...

2014-03-13 16:26:49

SOCHI, Russia, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Chris Williamson, guided by Nick Brush, made a remarkable comeback from injury and a last-minute change to his guide by winning bronze in the men's visually impaired slalom on Thursday at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in what was Williamson's very first race of the 2013-14 season. The 41-year-old veteran from Toronto, Ont., pushed through a leg break sustained this past summer to make it to his fourth Paralympic...


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