[MEDAL ALERT] Mark Arendz wins bronze in men’s six-kilometre biathlon

Canadian Paralympic Committee

March 05, 2022

Strong start for Canada’s 2018 Closing Ceremony flag bearer


BEIJING – Mark Arendz picked up where he left off four years ago in PyeongChang, winning the bronze medal in the men’s standing six-kilometre biathlon race for Canada’s third medal on day one at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.

Arendz, who won a record six medals in 2018, missed one out of five in each of his two shooting rounds and took third in 17 minutes and 13.6 seconds. The top two both shot cleanly with Grygorii Vovchynsky of Ukraine earning gold in 16:17.6 and Marco Maier of Germany second in 17:03.4.

These are a fourth Paralympics for the 32-year-old Arendz, and Saturday’s medal was his ninth career medal at the Games.

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