Canadian roundup: Mark Arendz earns bronze in biathlon

Canada’s Mark Arendz won bronze in the men’s 12.5-kilometre standing biathlon at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The Hartsville, P.E.I., native missed the first shot on his final interval, but was fast enough to remain on the podium. France’s Benjamin Daviet earned his second gold of the Games, while Ukraine’s Ihor Reptyukh took silver.

Arendz earned his second medal of the 2018 Paralympics, winning bronze in the men’s 12.5-kilometre standing biathlon2:07

Arendz’s career Paralympic medal total now sits at four; he won silver and bronze at the Sochi Games and grabbed silver earlier in Pyeongchang in the 7.5 km event.

​Brittany Hudak also missed once during the women’s 10 km standing biathlon, but placed fifth in a quick field.

Derek Zaplotinsky finished 12th in the men’s 12.5 km sitting race.

Wheelchair curling rallies

Canada’s wheelchair curling team rebounded with a huge 8-5 comeback victory over the previously undefeated Chinese squad on Tuesday.

After dropping both of Monday’s matches and falling to a 3-2 round-robin record, the Canadians seemed to be continuing their losing skid when they fell behind 5-1 after the fourth end. 

But Canada managed to claw its way back with two in the fifth end before stealing four in the sixth to take their first lead of the game 7-5. 

After falling behind 5-1, Canada scored 7 unanswered points, highlighted a steal of 4 in the 6th end, to hand China their first loss of the Paralympics 8-5.2:09

They didn’t look back from there, adding one in the subsequent end to earn the win. Canada improved to 4-2, while China now tops the standings with Korea at 5-1.  

Alpine skiers in medal position

With the alpine super combined underway, several Canadians find themselves in medal contention after the super-G portion of the event. 

Women’s standing skiers Mollie Jepsen and Alana Ramsay sit in second and third, respectively, ahead of the afternoon’s slalom. Each has already earned a bronze in Pyeongchang. 

Erin Latimer is in sixth, Mel Pemble is 11th and Frederique Turgeon did not finish. 

Canadian downhill gold medallist Mac Marcoux fell in the visually impaired event and did not finish. Kirk Schornstein is within striking distance in fifth in the standing event, while Braydon Luscombe didn’t complete his run. 

Kurt Oatway, Canada’s super-G gold medal winner in the sitting discipline, also didn’t finish.

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