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2014-03-12 20:23:39

SOCHI, Russia, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Para-Nordic skier Brian McKeever's second gold medal of these Games highlighted Canada's fifth day of competition in Sochi, along with a silver-medal performance by para-alpine skier Kimberly Joines in the women's sitting category, though still considered unofficial until an appeal process takes place tomorrow. What Canada Did on Wednesday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games: PARA-NORDIC SKIING Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.) and...

2014-03-12 16:24:46

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The last time Canada met Korea in Paralympic wheelchair curling action was in 2010 at the gold medal game in Vancouver. So, in a way today's game was a rematch of the two powerhouses from four years ago. The obvious difference this time is the makeup of the Korean team. While Canada's team is made up of three 2010 veterans and two newcomers, the Korean team has only one member, Myungjin Kim, from their silver medal squad. They...

2014-03-12 16:24:27

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Kimberly Joines conquered rough, low-visibility course conditions to fight her way to a silver medal position in the women's slalom sitting category at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday, but is currently awaiting the results of an appeal by a German athlete who was disqualified and is appealing that decision. Germany's Anna Schaffelhuber was disqualified following the first of two slalom runs...

2014-03-12 12:24:00

McKeever rebounds from crash in final to take down world's best for ninth career gold medal SOCHI, Russia, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Brian McKeever is certainly capturing the world's attention in Sochi, Russia. And it is not just because he skied to his ninth Paralympic gold medal on Wednesday in Sochi, Russia. McKeever and guide, Graham Nishikawa, ploughed through the field and more than 30 centimetres of fresh snow to win their second gold medal of the week in spectacular...

2014-03-11 20:21:28

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Mark Arendz' bronze medal in biathlon highlighted Tuesday's competition for Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, along with wins by the wheelchair curling and sledge hockey teams. What Canada Did on Tuesday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games: BIATHLON Canada's Mark Arendz (Hartsville, P.E.I.) was the top Canadian in men's 12.5-kilometre standing biathlon race, winning the bronze medal with a time of 30:31.0...

2014-03-11 16:25:21

SOCHI, Russia, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Today's contest against the up-and-coming China team did not disappoint the fans, but probably gave Team Canada coach Joe Rea a few grey hairs. China slowly and surely built up a four-point lead, scoring a single in each of the first four ends. Canada showed great patience as they started the fifth end and demonstrated a renewed determination to turn the game around. By the middle of the fifth end China was counting four but two great shots...

2014-03-11 16:25:20

SOCHI, Russia, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) scored the game's lone goal midway through the second period to help Canada's National Sledge Team to a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in the final preliminary round game for both Tuesday at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The victory gives Canada a perfect 3-0 record and first place in Group A, and means it will meet the United States in Thursday's second semifinal at Shayba Arena at 20:00 (noon ET/9 a.m....

2014-03-11 12:24:47

Arendz becomes first Canadian to win two biathlon medals at Paralympics SOCHI, Russia, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Mark Arendz battled through brutal race conditions to win the bronze medal in the men's 12.5-kilometre standing category at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday. With rain pelting down and dense fog socked into the Laura Nordic Stadium, the 24-year-old took advantage of the weather he grew up with in Hartsville, Prince Edward Island to grab...

2014-03-10 16:28:30

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada defeated the U.S. 7-2 but later dropped their first game of the tournament 8-6 to Norway in Monday's wheelchair curling action at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Canada vs U.S. In today's early game, Canada defeated a struggling U.S. team 7-2. Early in the contest it quickly became evident that some of the tough ice conditions team had experienced in previous days had been resolved and both teams began to...

2014-03-10 16:28:24

SOCHI, Russia, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Brian McKeever's gold medal won with the teamwork of his two guides, Erik Carleton and Graham Nishikawa, highlighted Sunday competition for Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, along with a win by the wheelchair curling team. What Canada Did on Monday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games: PARA-NORDIC SKIING Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.) and his guides Erik Carleton (Canmore, Alta.) and Graham Nishikawa (Whitehorse, Yukon)...


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