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2014-03-16 16:20:21

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - 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. "On behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, I'd like to congratulate Sochi for hosting a spectacular Paralympic Games," said Canadian Paralympic President Gaétan Tardif....

2014-03-16 12:20:33

SOCHI, Russia, March 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian para-alpine athletes competing in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games will leave Russia with eight medals - half of Canada's overall medal haul. Five athletes on the 14-person team won medals, including two gold. Sit-skier Josh Dueck, of Kimberley, B.C. - Canada's flag bearer for the closing ceremony - won gold in super-combined and silver in downhill. Young gun visually impaired athlete Mac Marcoux, 16, of Sault Ste. Marie,...

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 20:20:51

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's National Sledge Team has won the bronze medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, defeating Norway 3-0 in Saturday's bronze medal game at Shayba Arena. The medal is Canada's fourth all-time at the Paralympics; it won gold in 2006 in Torino, Italy, silver in 1998 in Nagano, Japan, and bronze in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway, in addition to this year's third-place finish. Saturday's contest was a rematch of the bronze...

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...

2014-03-15 08:21:24

Klebl, McKeever along with guides Carleton and Nishikawa ski to fourth SOCHI, Russia, March 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Brian McKeever and Chris Klebl formed a one-two Canadian punch to finish fourth in open 4x2.5 kilometre relay on Saturday at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. The two Canmore, Alta. residents teamed up to ski two legs each in the unique mixed relay format, which requires each team to have a minimum of two (men or women) skiers and maximum of four. Athletes are given...

2014-03-14 20:21:20

SOCHI, Russia, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Members of the Canadian Paralympic Team will return to Canada following the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, with the majority arriving in Canada on March 17 and 18. Below is a sport-by-sport list of the scheduled arrivals in local time. Media are invited for photo and interview opportunities at airport arrivals areas. All flights are subject to change. There may also be changes en route without notice. Air Canada and the Canadian...

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...


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