Photo Release / What Canada did on Tuesday at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

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SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Mark Arendz' bronze medal in biathlon highlighted Tuesday's competition for Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, along with wins by the wheelchair curling and sledge hockey teams.

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

BIATHLON
Canada's Mark Arendz (Hartsville, P.E.I.) was the top Canadian in men's 12.5-kilometre standing biathlon race, winning the bronze medal with a time of 30:31.0 (0+0+1+0). Caroline Bisson (Ottawa, Ont.) was 11th in the women's 10-kilometre standing race with a time of 39:53.9 (2+0+1+0). The para-Nordic events continue on Wednesday with the men's and women's cross-country skiing sprint races. The final biathlon race will take place on Friday.

PARA-ALPINE SKIING
In the men's slalom portion of the super combined, Braydon Luscombe (Duncan, B.C.) was the top-placing Canadian, finishing second in the standing division with a time of 52.17. Josh Dueck (Kimberley, B.C.) placed fifth in the sitting category in 59.93 seconds. Standing athlete Kirk Schornstein (Spruce Grove, Alta.), was 17th with a time of 57.62. Mac Marcoux, (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) and Robin Fémy (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) did not finish their run in the visually impaired category. Sit-skiers Caleb Brousseau, (Terrace, B.C.), Kurt Oatway (Calgary, Alta.) and standing athlete Matt Hallat, (Coquitlam, B.C.) also did not finish.

In the women's slalom, Alexandra Starker (Calgary, Alta.), who competes in the standing division, was the top-placing Canadian. She finished seventh in 1:06.59. Erin Latimer (Etobicoke, Ont.) finished eighth in 1:07.18. Following schedule changes, women's slalom is set for Wednesday, and men's slalom on Thursday. The women's super-G from the super combined is scheduled for Friday, followed by men's and women's giant slalom on Saturday and Sunday.

SLEDGE HOCKEY
Canada finished preliminary round play at 3-0 after defeating the Czech Republic 1-0 on Tuesday. Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) had the goal for Canada while Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) earned the shutout, his second consecutive clean slate. Canada will face the United States on Thursday in the semifinal at 20:00.

WHEELCHAIR CURLING
Wheelchair Curling - Canada (5-1) defeated China 8 to 5 and is now tied for first place with Russia. Tomorrow they take on Korea (2-4) at 9:30 a.m.

PARA-SNOWBOARD
The para-snowboard team continues to train and prepare for their race day, which is Friday, March 14.

Photo Release

Key photo highlights from the day are below. All photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca

Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000K5Zn27VmCZc
CAPTION: Sochi, Russia, March 11, 2014 - Brian McKeever and his guide Erik Carleton receive their gold medals in the cross country skiing men's 20 km visually impaired race at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.(Photo: Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 2: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000OgFxKTSTzpM
CAPTION: Sochi, Russia, March 11, 2014 - Brian McKeever and his guide Erik Carleton receive their gold medals in the cross country skiing men's 20 km visually impaired race at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.(Photo: Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 3: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000ieaHb9hsaAQ
CAPTION: Sochi, Russia, March 11, 2014 - Mark Arendz competes in the men's 12.5-kilometre biathlon at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia. Arendz won the bronze medal. (Photo: Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 4: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000dCwTiUQQxGQ
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 11, 2014 - Corbin Watson makes a glove save as Canada takes on Czech Republic in Sledge Hockey at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 5: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000H1xKIeCvxpU
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 11, 2014 - Billy Bridges celebrates a goal as Canada takes on Czech Republic in Sledge Hockey at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 6: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I00004A2xgRXQrAg
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 11, 2014 - Dennis Thiessen and Ina Forrest fist bump as Canada takes on China in Wheelchair Curling at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 7: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I00008RMXt.DWwe0
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 11, 2014 - Ina Forrest takes a shot as Dennis Thiessen and Sonja Gaudet look on as Canada takes on China in Wheelchair Curling at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

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For full information about Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, please visit paralympic.ca/team-canada.

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information:

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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