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Arendz wins second medal at 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

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According to the Sochi 2014 website on Tuesday, Mark Arendz of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island won a bronze medal in the men's 12.5 kilometre biathlon standing competition at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Arendz, who competes with only one arm because of a farming accident at age seven, posted a time of 30:31.0. He previously won a silver medal in the men's 7.5 km biathlon standing competition.

Azat Karachurin of Russia won the gold medal with a time of 29:30.0 with Nils-Erik Ulset of Norway winning the silver medal with a time of 30:24.6.

Arendz bounced back after a slow start where he sat in 15th place after the first half a kilometre. He made a significant move between the second and third kilometre, moving from 11th to 6th.

Team Canada was also victorious in wheelchair curling and sledge hockey Tuesday. In wheelchair curling, the Canadians got four points in the seventh end to come from behind and beat China 8-5. At the time of the four ender, the Canadians were trailing 5-3. With the victory, Canada improves to 5-1 and are tied for first place with Russia.

In sledge hockey, Greg Westlake of Vancouver, British Columbia scored the game's only goal in a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic. With the win, Canada improves to 3-0, won pool A, and will now play the United States in the semi-final on Thursday.

Team Canada now has one gold medal, two silver medals and four bronze medals for seven medals overall. They are in third place in the overall medal standings behind Russia at 34 medals and the Ukraine at 11 medals.



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