PyeongChang 2018: Looking ahead at Canadian Paralympic Team action on Day 1
- Competition begins at PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Medals to be won in downhill skiing and biathlon - Canada kicks off preliminary Para ice hockey and wheelchair curling action
PyeongChang, March 9, 2018 – The Canadian Paralympic Team will start its medal quest at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games on Saturday.
Para alpine skiing kicks off with the downhill races starting at 9:30 a.m. local time/7:30 p.m. Friday ET. Mac Marcoux captured the bronze medal in this discipline as a 16-year-old in Sochi four years ago and is a medal favourite once again with guide Jack Leitch in men’s visually impaired competition. Among the other Canadians in contention are Alana Ramsay and Mollie Jepsen in women’s standing, Alexis Guimond in men’s standing, and Kurt Oatway in men’s sitting.
Medals will also be awarded in biathlon, with the 7.5KM men’s and 6KM women’s races. The sitting category will start the day at 10 a.m. local time/8 p.m. Friday ET followed by standing and visually impaired at 11:45 a.m. local time/9:45 p.m. Friday ET. Six Canadians will be in action: Mark Arendz, Collin Cameron, Sebastien Fortier, and Derek Zaplotinsky in men’s and Brittany Hudak and Emily Young in women’s. Arendz was a silver medallist for Canada at Sochi 2014 in this event.
Canada opens against Sweden in its first preliminary Para ice hockey game. Puck drop is 7 p.m. local time/5 a.m. ET. Canada is looking for its first gold medal since Torino 2006, and won bronze in 2014.
In wheelchair curling action, skip Mark Ideson will lead Canada into its first two round-robin matches, versus Switzerland at 2:35 p.m. local time/12:35 a.m. ET and versus Norway at 7:35 p.m. local time/5:35 a.m. ET. Three members of the squad were part of the gold medal-winning team in Sochi: Ideson, Ina Forrest, and Dennis Thiessen.
WHERE TO WATCH
Television coverage: CBC: 6-10 a.m. ET (LIVE COVERAGE) and 4-6 p.m. ET Radio-Canada: 3-5 p.m. ET Sportsnet One: 1-4 a.m. ET and 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday ET AMI: 1-4 p.m. ET
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