Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Mark Arendz Wins Gold in Biathlon at IPC Asian Cup

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Mark Arendz Wins Gold in Biathlon at IPC Asian Cup

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Canada's Arendz golden in biathlon

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Mark Arendz put a golden stamp on the opening weekend of para-nordic racing, winning the men's individual biathlon race on Monday.

Building on two silver medal finishes earlier in the week, the 25-year-old two-time Paralympic medallist stormed to his first gold medal in over two years in biathlon. Arendz, of Hartsville, P.E.I. clocked a winning time of 32 minutes 56.3 seconds in the men's 12.5-kilometre standing race.

"I felt great on the skis and even more confident than yesterday on how to ski the course," said Arendz, who was the overall biathlon World Cup winner in 2013. "I controlled the race right from the start. I was making great time on the skis and focused on smooth shooting bouts. Everything today felt more confident and comfortable. …

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