What Canada did Thursday at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

March 13, 2014

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 13, 2014 –Thursday competition was highlighted by four-time Paralympian alpine skier Chris Williamson, guided by Nick Brush, who overcome a season of injury to win a remarkable bronze in the men’s visually-impaired slalom race – for his fourth career Paralympic medal.

What Canada Did on Thursday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games:

PARA-NORDIC SKIING

Para-Nordic skiing and biathlon had the day off on Thursday. The final biathlon competition of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games will take place at the Laura Nordic Stadium on Friday.

WHEELCHAIR CURLING

After downing Slovakia decisively with a score of 16-0, Canada went on to lose to last place Finland by a score of 12-1. Canada finishes the week in second place behind Russia and will face China in the semi-finals on Saturday at 9:30.

PARA-ALPINE SKIING

In the men’s slalom, Chris Williamson (Toronto, Ont.), guided by Nick Brush (Invermere, B.C.), was the top-placing Canadian, winning bronze in the men's visually impaired category with a time of one minute, 48.61 seconds. Mac Marcoux (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.), guided by Robin Fémy (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) did not finish. In the men's standing category, Matt Hallat (Coquitlam, B.C.) was sixth with a time of 1:43.81. Kirk Schornstein (Spruce Grove, Alta) was 16th (1:54.05), and Braydon Luscombe (Duncan, B.C.) did not finish. In the men's sitting division, Josh Dueck (Kimblerley, B.C.), Caleb Brousseau (Terrace, B.C.) and Kurt Oatway (Calgary, Alta.) did not finish.

SLEDGE HOCKEY

Canada’s sledge hockey team lost 3-0 to the United States in the semifinal on Thursday. The team will face Norway on Saturday at 1 p.m. for the bronze medal.

PARA-SNOWBOARD

The para-snowboard team had official training today and will race Friday, March 14 starting at 9:30 a.m.

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For more information, please contact:

John Sims

Media attaché, wheelchair curling

SOCHI Cell: 011-7-938-454-3212

jsims@paralympic.ca

 

Kelsey Verboom

Media attaché, para-alpine

SOCHI cell: 011-7-938-454-3196

kverboom@alpinecanada.org

 

Chris Dornan

Media attaché, para-Nordic

SOCHI Cell: 011-7 9384543206

Chris.Dornan@ownthepodium.org

 

Keegan Goodrich

Media attaché, sledge hockey

SOCHI Cell 011-7-925-403-3678

kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

 

Alison Korn

Press Chief and para-snowboard media attaché

SOCHI Cell: 011-7-938-454-3162

akorn@paralympic.ca

 

Martin Richard

Executive Director, Communications & Marketing

Canadian Paralympic Committee

SOCHI cell: 011-7-938-454-3179

mrichard@paralympic.ca

 

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