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What Canada did / Photo release: Day 2 at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games


SOCHI, Russia, March 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Highlights on day two in Sochi included visually-impaired skier Mac Marcoux (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) and guide Robin Fémy (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) winning their second bronze medal in as many days, racing in the super-G, while teammate Caleb Brousseau (Terrace, B.C.) took bronze in the super-G men's sitting division, winning his first ever Paralympic medal. The sledge hockey and wheelchair curling teams also both posted wins today.

What Canada Did on Sunday at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games:

Caleb Brousseau and Mac Marcoux (guided by Robin Fémy) were the top-placing Canadians, each winning a bronze medal in the men's super-G. Brousseau (Terrace, B.C.) won bronze in the men's sitting division in a time of one minute, 22.05 seconds. Marcoux (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.), with guide Fémy (Mont-Tremblant, Que.), won bronze in the men's visually-impaired category with a time of 1:20.77.  Kurt Oatway (Calgary, Alberta) was 9th in the men's sitting division with a time of 1:29.10, and Kirk Schornstein (Spruce Grove, Alta.) was 13th in the men's standing category with a time of 1:27.83. Sitting skier Josh Dueck (Kimberley, B.C.), and standing skiers Matt Hallat (Coquitlam, B.C.) and Braydon Luscombe (Duncan, B.C.) did not finish their runs. Next up is Monday's women's super-G, which will feature standing skiers Alexandra Starker and Alana Ramsay, both of Calgary, Alta., and Erin Latimer, from Etobicoke, Ont.

Chris Klebl (Canmore, Alta.) was the top Canuck, placing sixth in the men's 15-kilometre sit-ski race with a time of 43:06.9. Quebec City's Sebastien Fortier was 18h at 51:43.3. Yves Bourque (Becancour, Que.) was 20th at 55:25.4. Colette Bourgonje (Saskatoon) was the lone Canadian in the women's 12-kilometre sit ski race and finished 13h with a time of 45:50.3. The para-Nordic events continue on Monday in Sochi with the men's and women's long distance standing and visually impaired cross-country ski races featuring 10-time Paralympic medallist, Brian McKeever.

Canada's sledge team moved to 2-0 in the tournament after a 4-0 win over Norway. Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) led the way with a pair of goals, while Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) picked up the shutout for Canada which will next face the Czech Republic Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. in Sochi.

Wheelchair Curling - Canada defeated Sweden 7-4 and now sits 3-0 in round robin play. Tomorrow they take on USA (1-2) at 10:30 a.m. and Norway (1-2) at 15:30 p.m.

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/I0000yer38yZLBs0
CAPTION: Sochi, Russia, March 9, 2014. Canadian Caleb Brousseau competes in the men's Super G, sitting skiing at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Brousseau won bronze in the event. (Photo: Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 2: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000LLlU.XPiKWQ
CAPTION: Sochi, Russia, March 9, 2014. Canadian Mac Marcoux competes in the men's Super G, visually impaired event at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 3: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000yB3UxInMtb8
CAPTION: Sochi, Russia, March 9, 2014. Canadian skier Mac Marcoux and guide Robin Fémy celebrate their Bronze medal win in the mens's Super G visually impared at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia. (Photo: Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 4: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000wN8y6ua61I0
CAPTION: Sochi, Russia, March 9, 2014. Canadian sit skier Caleb Brosseau celebrates his Bronze medal win in the men's Super G sitting event at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia. (Photo: Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 5: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I000009nWPdHnIFs
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - Mar 9 2014 - Brad Bowden during Canada vs. Norway at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 6: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I00000E9LbkzuUY8
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 9, 2014 - Corbin Watson makes a save during Canada vs. Norway at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 7: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000HrdN..xVNqY
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - March 9, 2014 - Dominic Larocque celebrates his goal with Anthony Gale Canada vs. Norway at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Photo 8: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000DpmshcsA5es
CAPTION: Sochi, RUSSIA - Mar 8 2014 - Jim Armstrong shakes hands after his team defeated Russia in round robin play in Wheelchair Curling during the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

PHOTOGRAPHY: Media are invited to visit photos.paralympic.ca and create an account to be able to download high-resolution photos of Canadian Paralympic athletes at any time, at no cost.

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

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

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