SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 11, 2014 – Mark Arendz’ bronze medal in men’s 12.5-kilometre biathlon highlighted Tuesday’s results for Canada on Day four of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games.
What Canada Did on Tuesday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games:
Canada's Mark Arendz (Hartsville, P.E.I.) was the top Canadian in men's 12.5-kilometre standing biathlon race, winning the bronze medal with a time of 30:31.0 (0+0+1+0). Caroline Bisson (Ottawa, Ont.) was 11th in the women's 10-kilometre standing race with a time of 39:53.9 (2+0+1+0). The para-Nordic events continue on Wednesday with the men’s and women’s cross-country skiing sprint races. The final biathlon race will take place on Friday.
In the men's slalom portion of the super combined, Braydon Luscombe (Duncan, B.C.) was the top-placing Canadian, finishing second in the standing division with a time of 52.17. Josh Dueck (Kimberley, B.C.) placed fifth in the sitting category in 59.93 seconds. Standing athlete Kirk Schornstein (Spruce Grove, Alta.), was 17th with a time of 57.62. Mac Marcoux, (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) and Robin Fémy (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) did not finish their run in the visually impaired category. Sit-skiers Caleb Brousseau, (Terrace, B.C.), Kurt Oatway (Calgary, Alta.) and standing athlete Matt Hallat, (Coquitlam, B.C.) also did not finish.
In the women’s slalom, Alexandra Starker (Calgary, Alta.), who competes in the standing division, was the top-placing Canadian. She finished seventh in 1:06.59. Erin Latimer (Etobicoke, Ont.) finished eighth in 1:07.18. Following schedule changes, women’s slalom is set for Wednesday, and men’s slalom on Thursday. The women’s super-G from the super combined is scheduled for Friday, followed by men’s and women’s giant slalom on Saturday and Sunday.
Canada finished preliminary round play at 3-0 after defeating the Czech Republic 1-0 on Tuesday. Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) had the goal for Canada while Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) earned the shutout, his second consecutive clean slate. Canada will face the United States on Thursday in the semifinal at 20:00.
Wheelchair Curling - Canada (5-1) defeated China 8 to 5 and is now tied for first place with Russia. Tomorrow they take on Korea (2-4) at 9:30 a.m.
The para-snowboard team continues to train and prepare for their race day, which is Friday, March 14.
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