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.