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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)...

2014-03-10 16:26:44

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Robin 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. Key photo highlights from the day are below. All photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca Photo 1: http://cdnparalympics.photoshelter.com/image/I0000hkM5PiuAnVk CAPTION: Sochi,...

2014-03-10 12:24:42

OTTAWA, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of all Canadians, I would like to extend my most heartfelt congratulations to Brian McKeever and guide Erik Carleton on winning Canada's first gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games today. Brian McKeever and Erik Carleton, both from Canmore, Alberta, earned their gold medal in the Men's 20-km Cross-country Ski (Visually Impaired) event on the third day of competition. This is Brian's eleventh Paralympic medal overall and the...

2014-03-10 12:24:06

SOCHI, Russia, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - It was a frustrating day for three Canadian women making their Paralympic debut in super-G at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games, as they battled nerves and tough course conditions at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre in front of a packed stadium. Alexandra Starker, of Calgary, Alta. was the top-placing Canadian with a seventh-place finish in the standing category. The 19-year-old's time of one minute, 36.52 seconds was more than 12 seconds off...

2014-03-10 08:26:54

-Innovative Canucks use two guides, Carleton and Nishikawa, to lead McKeever to eighth Paralympic title- SOCHI, Russia, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Brian McKeever cracked Canada's golden goose egg in the medal count at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia on Monday, and he did it with a unique twist. One of the most accomplished athletes in the history of Paralympic sport, the 34-year-old McKeever utilized both of his training partners and guides, Erik Carleton and Graham...

2014-03-10 04:20:53

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Para-Nordic skier Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.) and guide Erik Carleton (Canmore, Alta.) have won Canada's first gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, in the men's 20km classic, visually-impaired race. Carleton guided McKeever for the first half of the race and Graham Nishikawa (Whitehorse, Yukon) guided McKeever for the second half of the race. Additional content and photos to come. For full information about Team Canada at...

2014-03-09 16:22:36

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian wheelchair curling team picked up from where they left off after yesterday's big wins over Great Britain and Russia. Today, they took on the Swedes in a much anticipated contest that featured two of the top ranked teams in the tournament. Canada eventually prevailed in a nail biter of a last end which saw Sweden make its last shot just as the time ran out. Sweden came up short in their attempt to tie the game and Canada now sits...

2014-03-09 16:22:32

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Highlights on day two in Sochi included visually-impaired skier Mac Marcoux (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) and guide Robin Fémy (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) winning their second bronze medal in as many days, racing in the super-G, while teammate Caleb Brousseau (Terrace, B.C.) took bronze in the super-G men's sitting division, winning his first ever Paralympic medal. The sledge hockey and wheelchair curling teams also both posted wins...

2014-03-09 16:22:25

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) scored twice and Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) and Marc Dorion (Bourget, Ont.) once each as Canada's National Sledge Team defeated Norway 4-0 on Sunday to win its second straight game at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Anthony Gale (Brampton, Ont.) added two assists. Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) made six saves for the shutout in his Paralympic debut. Dixon and Gale continued to set the point-scoring...

2014-03-09 12:20:20

Marcoux overcomes radio malfunction with sheer determination SOCHI, Russia, March 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Visually impaired skier Mac Marcoux, guided by Robin Fémy, gave a whole new meaning to skiing blind by earning his second bronze medal of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on Sunday in men's super-G despite not being able to communicate with his guide, while teammate Caleb Brousseau won bronze in the sitting category - the first Paralympic medal of his career. Sault Ste....


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