Canadian Athletes Open Paralympic Winter Games with Three Medals Saturday

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Canadian Athletes Open Paralympic Winter Games with Three Medals Saturday


Canada opens Paralympics with three medals

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SOCHI, Russia - Mark Arendz recorded a first for Canada on the opening day of competition at the Paralympic Winter Games.

The 24-year-old from Hartsville, P.E.I., won a silver medal Saturday in the biathlon, the first Canadian ever to do so in the event. Arendz finished just .07 seconds behind gold medallist Vladislav Lekomtcev of Russia, who posted a winning time of 19 minutes 3.7 seconds.

Russian Azat Karachurin finished third in 19:14.9.

Arendz's coach, Robin McKeever, guided his brother and 10-time Paralympic medallist, Brian, to Canada's only other Paralympic medal in biathlon. They captured a bronze medal in the visually impaired 7.5-kilometre sprint discipline at the 2006 Paralympics in Turin, Italy.

"It feels absolutely great and a big relief to get on the podium right away," said a beaming Arendz. "I fought as hard as I could, and it was such a close race at the end."

It was one of three medals for Canada on the day.

Josh Dueck of Kimberley B.C., also earned a silver medal in the men's downhill sit-ski. Mac Marcoux of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and guide Robin Femy of Mont-Tremblant, Que., claimed a bronze in the men's visually-impaired downhill.

Dueck won his medal on the 10th anniversary of the freestyle skiing accident that landed him in a wheelchair. It was his second Paralympic medal after claiming a silver in slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Games.

"This is fantastic," Dueck said. "I'm really about performance, and I took a fast line down the hill and took some chances and I got pretty lucky.

"I crossed the line and was thrilled. Second is awesome."

Kurt Oatway, of Calgary and Caleb Brousseau, of Terrace, B. …

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