Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Road to Pyeongchang: Five Canadians to Watch in 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Road to Pyeongchang: Five Canadians to Watch in 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

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Five Canadians to watch in 2018 Paralympics

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The Paralympics open one year from Thursday. Here is a look at five Canadian athletes to watch at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games:

MARK ARENDZ

Winner of five medals, including two gold, in February's para-nordic world championships, the 27-year-old skier from Charlottetown is a medal threat in both biathlon and cross-country. Arendz, whose left arm was amputated above the elbow in a childhood farming accident, won biathlon silver and bronze in 2014.

LIAM HICKEY

Hickey is a two-sport athlete from St. John's N.L., who played wheelchair basketball for Canada in last year's Summer Paralympics in Rio. Born missing a bone in his leg, the 19-year-old is tracking to wear the Maple Leaf in sledge hockey at the Winter Games with six goals and eight assists in his first 15 games on the national team. …

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