Mac Marcoux out of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games with injury

Canadian Paralympic Committee

March 07, 2022

Marcoux and guide Tristan Rodgers were silver medallists in the downhill on day one


BEIJING – Beijing 2022 silver medallist Mac Marcoux (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) will be unable to compete through the rest of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games due to a lower body injury, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Alpine Canada confirmed on Monday. 

The 24-year-old crashed in the Super-G race on Sunday at the Games. Marcoux and his guide Tristan Rodgers (Ottawa, Ont.) were silver medallists in the downhill on the first day of competition. Marcoux, who had recovered from a back injury in time to compete in Beijing, is a six-time Paralympic medallist. 

“The beginning of the Games was probably one of the most rewarding weeks of my ski career,” said Marcoux. “The last couple of years have been a grind and to be able to get back here healthy and happy and stoked to push out of the start gate was a huge win for Tristan and I. To be able to come home with a medal around our necks is just incredible, there was lot of gratitude standing on the podium, and I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone that has supported me. It’s super unfortunate how the Super-G went down, crashing is one thing, but to be laid up again for the next little while is upsetting. It’s not the best case, but that’s all a part of ski racing. I’ll be excited to get after it and come back stronger.” 

“Mac is a true champion, through and through, and I know how much he has battled through injuries to be back in top shape for Beijing,” said Josh Dueck, chef de mission, Beijing 2022 Canadian Paralympic Team. “It’s so devastating that he’s down for the rest for the Games, and we wish him all the best in his recovery. It was an absolute thrill to see Mac and Tristan race the downhill on day one and put down such a phenomenal run, and I look forward to watching them do the same in the future.”  

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