#ReliveSochi: March 15, 2014

March 15, 2015

Wheelchair Curling Team

Canada equalled its best day at the Games with a triple medal performance.  Gold medals were earned by the curling team and para-alpine skier Mac Marcoux while the sledge hockey squad took the bronze in a brilliant victory in the third place match.

In curling, skip Jim Armstrong, third Ina Forrest, second Dennis Thiessen, lead Sonja Gaudet and Mark Ideson combined forces to beat Russia 8-3 in the final.  The victory also completed a perfect trifecta for Canada which had also swept gold in men’s and women’s curling at the Olympic Winter Games. It was a third Paralympic gold for Gaudet, a second for Armstrong and Forrest and a first for Thiessen and Ideson.

sledge hockey team    Mac Marcoux and Robin Femy

Marcoux and his guide Robin Fémy capped a fantastic showing with gold in the giant slalom for visually impaired.  It was their third medal of the Games for the pair who were united just before the start of the Games when B.J. Marcoux was unable to guide his little brother due to injury.  Earlier they won bronze in the downhill and Super G.

In sledge hockey, the Canadians bounced back from a tough loss to the Americans in the semis to defeat Norway 3-0 in the third place match.  While the objective was gold, it was still satisfying for the team to be back on the podium after just falling short in Vancouver in 2010.

On the medal table, Canada soared to five gold, two silver and seven bronze with one day of competition remaining on the schedule.

 

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