14 Medals for Snow Sports Canada
That’s a Wrap! The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games have come to a close, with outstanding performances from our Canadian athletes! A huge congratulations to all the Snow Sports Canada athletes who participated and earned 14 of the 16 medals for Team Canada. Here are the highlights for our Snow Sports Canada athletes.
Gold-Men’s Giant Slalom
Bronze- Men’s Super-G
Sixteen-year-old Mac Marcoux‘s dream came true this year at Sochi. Guided by Remy Femy, Mac left Sochi with three medals!
Silver-Men’s Downhill, Sitting
Gold- Men’s Super Combined,Sitting
Sit Skier Josh Dueck was selected as the flag-bearer for the Canadian Paralympic team at the Sochi 2014 closing ceremonies. Dueck left sochi with a Gold in the super combined and a silver in the downhill.
Bronze- Men’s Slalom, Visually Impaired
Toronto native Chris Williamson, guided by Nick Brush, made a remarkable comeback from an injury and a last-minute change to his guide by winning bronze in the Men’s Visually Impaired Slalom at Sochi.
Bronze-Women’s Slalom, Sitting
Kimberly Joines conquered the rough, low-visibility course conditions in Women’s Slalom, leaving Sochi in the end with a bronze medal. Joines fell from silver to bronze after a jury overturned the disqualification of a German skier who took home gold.
Bronze-Men’s Super-G, Sitting
Caleb Brousseau, of Terrace, B.C., earned a bronze in Men’s Super-G sitting. It has been a dream in the making since watching the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics.
Gold- Men’s 10km, Sitting
Chris Klebl put down the performance of the Games when it counted most , winning Canada’s final gold medal at Sochi. Klebl’s performance secured Canada’s place in the top-three Countries for medal count.
Gold- Men’s 10km
Gold-Men’s 1km sprint
Brian McKeever secured the nation its first, with three golds at Sochi, he raised his medal count to 13 (10 golds). With the help of his guides Erik Carelton and Graham Nishikawa, McKeever scored a golden-hat trick in Sochi!
Bronze- Men’s 12.5km, Standing
Silver-Men’s 7.5km, Standing
24-year old Mark Arendz, battled through brutal race conditions to win the bronze medal in the men’s 12.5-kilometre standing. Earlier in the games Arendz became the first Canadian to win a silver medal in a Para-Biathlon event!
Congratulations to all of our Snow Sports Canada and Paralympian Team athletes.You have demonstrated strength and perseverance and continue to prove that anything is possible!