#ReliveSochi: March 9, 2014

March 9, 2015

Mac Maroucx

For second straight day, teen phenom Mac Marcoux stepped on the podium at the Paralympics.  The 16-year-old from Sault Ste Marie, Ont., and his guide Robin Fémy of Mont-Tremblant, Que., overcame radio transmission issues to win the bronze in the para-alpine super G for visually impaired.  A day earlier they were also third in the downhill.

The headset, which Marcoux relies on to communicate with his guide, had failed, leaving him to potentially negotiate at high speeds despite no central vision and just six per cent peripheral vision. But Marcoux overcame this obstacle to finish just nine-hundredths of a second off the gold medal. Fémy said he’d “never yelled so hard” in his life.

Sonja Gaudet and Dennis Thiessen   Caleb Brosseau

Meanwhile Caleb Brousseau of Terrace, B.C., notched his first career Paralympic medal with a bronze in the para-alpine sitting super-G. “It’s mind-blowing,” Brousseau told Post News after his race. “I can’t believe it’s happening yet. My heart is just hardly staying inside my chest.”

After the first weekend, Canada was off to a flying start.