Medal Magic! 4 for the Canadians on Day 1 at the Paralympics!

He’s Golden!

Mac Marcoux of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.,  with guide, Jack Leitch, won his first Paralympic visually impaired downhill race taking the gold in a blistering one minute, 23.93 seconds.

Meantime, para nordic veteran Mark Arendz of Hartsville, P.E.I., took the silver medal in the men’s biathlon 7.5-kilometre standing sprint behind France’s Benjamin Daviet.

18 year old Mollie Jepsen from Whistler BC, scored a bronze in the women’s downhill standing event with a time of 1:34.60 seconds.

And in biathlon, Collin Cameron kicked started his Paralympic career with a bang, taking the bronze in the men’s 7.5km sitting biathlon.

In other highlights…

Tyler McGregor scored four goals as Canada humiliated Sweden 17-0, in their opening para ice hockey game. The Canadians are back in action tomorrow at 6 a.m. ET when they take on Italy.

And those curlers..

Canada began its quest for a fourth-consecutive Winter Games gold in wheelchair curling with a pair of impressive wins, first defeating Switzerland 8-0 then drubbing Norway 10-1. The Canadian quartet, led by skip Mark Ideson, forced sixth-end handshakes in both games to start its Paralympics with a 2-0 record.

source:  cbc.ca

photo: alpinecanada.org

 

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