The other side of the medal: BC Para-alpine athletes hang up their sit-skis to focus on their post athletic careers

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Ben Thompson and Caleb Brousseau are retiring after successful Para-alpine careers.

Canadian Caleb Brousseau competes in the men's Super G, sitting skiing at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Brousseau won bronze in the event.

 

Canadian para-alpine athletes wrap Sochi Paralympics with eight medals

SOCHI, RUS., March 16, 2014 – The Canadian para-alpine athletes competing in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games will leave Russia with eight medals – half of Canada’s overall medal haul.

Para-alpine skier Josh Dueck to carry the flag for Canada at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 16, 2014 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today that para-alpine sit-skier Josh Dueck has been selected as flag bearer for Canada at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Photo Release and What Canada did Saturday at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 15, 2014 – Saturday competition was highlighted by skiers Mac Marcoux and guide Robin Fémy capturing gold in the men’s giant slalom visually impaired division, adding to the two bronze medals they won earlier in the Games. Competition in team sports wrapped up today, with the Canadian sledge hockey team winning bronze and the wheelchair curling team winning gold.

Canada's Marcoux, Fémy conquer gold in giant slalom at Sochi Paralympics

Dynamic duo will leave Games with gold and two bronze

Mac Marcoux and guide Robin Femy

Dueck clinches alpine gold for Canada at Sochi Paralympics

SOCHI, RUS. (March 14, 2014) – Sit-skier Josh Dueck won Canada’s third gold medal of the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on Friday in men’s super combined, adding to the silver medal in men’s downhill he earned earlier in the week.

Luscombe, Dueck secure solid slalom results in postponed super combined at 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games

SOCHI, RUS. (March 115, 2014) –Braydon Luscombe and Josh Dueck were the fastest Canadians down the hill on Tuesday in the slalom portion of men’s super combined, placing second and fifth, respectively, on a challenging course plagued by thick fog and rain that forced organizers to postpone the men’s and women’s super combined super-G until Thursday.

Starker, Latimer, Ramsay make Paralympic debut in Sochi women’s super-G

SOCHI, RUS. (March 105, 2014) – It was a frustrating day for three Canadian women making their Paralympic debut in super-G at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games, as they battled nerves and tough course conditions at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre in front of a packed stadium.

Dueck silver, Marcoux and Fémy bronze in men’s Paralympic downhill at Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

SOCHI, RUS. (March 8, 2014) – The Canadian para-alpine team is off to a red-hot start. Josh Dueck, of Kimberley, B.C. won silver and Mac Marcoux, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., captured bronze in men’s downhill Saturday on the first day of competition at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games.

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