#ReliveSochi: March 12, 2014

March 12, 2015

Brian McKeever

Brian McKeever and his guide Graham Nishikawa took the one-kilometre sprint gold in one of the most exciting para-nordic cross country ski races in Paralympic Games history.

McKeever fell at the start of the race when he tripped over an opponent’s ski pole.  However McKeever rallied to eventually overtake Swede Zebastian Modin on the final bend of the course.  ‘’We didn't panic,’’ said McKeever to CBC after his second victory of the Games and ninth in his career.  ‘’We had really good skis and we could tell on the first downhill that we were already making up time."

Kimberley Joines    McKeever and Nishikawa

There was even more success for Canada as Kimberly Joines of Rossland, B.C., notched a bronze in the para-alpine slalom sitting for her second career Paralympic medal and first since 2006.  An injury had knocked her out of the 2010 Games.  After day six, Canada stood with two gold, two silver and five bronze.