|Photo: Scott Grant / CPC
SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 14, 2014 - 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:
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 12.5-kilometre standing class with a time of 56:21.8 (1+2+0+1). On Saturday, the cross-country skiing relay race takes centre stage with the 4x2.5km mixed relay to begin at 10:00 and the 4x2.5km open relay to follow at 12:00.
Canada had the day off on Friday and will face China in the semi-finals on Saturday at 9:30. Both the bronze medal game and gold medal game are at 15:30 on Saturday.
Sit-skier Josh Dueck of Kimberley, B.C. won Canada's third gold medal of the Sochi Paralympic Games on Friday in men's super combined, adding to the silver medal in men's downhill he earned earlier in the week. In the men's standing category, Braydon Luscombe, of Duncan, B.C., who was second after the first run, did not finish his second run. Kirk Schornstein, of Spruce Grove, Alta., was 12th (2:22.07). In the women's standing category, Erin Latimer, from Etobicoke, Ont., was seventh (2:41.85). On Saturday, the men's giant slalom gets underway at 9:30.
Canada's sledge hockey team had the day off Friday. The team will face Norway on Saturday at 13:00 for the bronze medal.
John Leslie (Arnprior, Ont.) led the team with a seventh-place finish in the first snowboard cross ever to be held at a Paralympic Games. Tyler Mosher of Whistler, B.C. placed 12th and Ian Lockey of Rossland, B.C. placed 21st. On the women's side, Canada's only female para-snowboarder, Michelle Salt of Calgary, Alta., placed ninth.
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/I0000TTjaLj89Sig
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 14, 2014 - Caroline Bisson competes in the Women's 12.5km - Standing biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Photo 2: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000yQWIsf1_qrE
Sochi, RUSSIA - March 14, 2014 - Mark Arendz competes in the Men's 15km - Standing biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Photo 3: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000YPhVnvwcJNw
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 14, 2014 - Tyler Mosher competes in the men's para-snowboard cross standing event at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games.(Photo: Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Photo 4: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000w8e4j0KLGTE
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA, March 14, 2014 - Canadian Josh Dueck competes in the men's super combined sit ski event at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. Dueck went on to win the gold medal. (Photo: Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Photo 5: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000WdOIExYzhHw
Sochi, Russia, March 14, 2014 - Canadian skier Chris Williamson and guide Nick Brush celebrate their bronze medal in the men's slalom visually impaired at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. (Photo: Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Photo 6: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000OW5qg_Rpabs
CAPTION: Sochi, Russia, March 14, 2014. Canadian skier Chris Williamson and guide Nick Brush celebrate their bronze medal win in the men's slalom visually impaired at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. (Photo: Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
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