#ReliveSochi: March 11, 2014

March 11, 2015

Mark Arendz

For the second time in a week, Mark Arendz of Hartsville, PEI stepped on the podium at the Paralympic Games.  Arendz added a bronze to his silver placing third in the 12.5 kilometre para-nordic biathlon standing race.

The race was held in heavy rain and dense fog at the Laura Nordic Stadium. "To get a medal is awesome and that was the goal," said Arendz. "There were mistakes out there both in shooting and on the course so it was not a perfect race, but anytime you are on the podium I have to be happy because this is strong field."

Mark Arendz bronze medal podium   Mark Arendz wins race

In a race that puts a premium on shooting, the arm amputee rattled off 19 of 20 shots in his four rounds on the range. After day five, Canada increased its medal count to a gold, two silver and four bronze.