Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

Dueck wins alpine gold at Paralympic Winter Games

See also

According to the Sochi 2014 website, Josh Dueck of Cranbrook, British Columbia won his first Paralympic gold medal on Friday.

Dueck posted a two run overall time of 2:18.20 in the men's alpine super combined sit skiing competition at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Dueck sat in fifth place after the first slalom run. His time of 59.93 was 1.22 seconds back of Roman Rabl of Austria for first place and 0.41 seconds back of Taiki Morii of Japan for the bronze medal position.

In the super giant slalom run, Dueck was the fastest down the hill. His time of 1:18.27 seconds was 0.4 seconds faster than his nearest competitor, Corey Peters of New Zealand. But more importantly, he was 3.22 seconds than Rabl, and 4.66 seconds faster than Thomas Nolte of Germany, who was in secon place after the slalom.

American Heath Calhoun won the silver medal with a time of 2:19.09, with Rabl winning the bronze medal with a time of 2:20.20.

Team Canada now has 11 medals (three gold medals, two silver medals and six bronze medals)--and sit in fifth place in the overall medal standings behind Russia (64 medals), Ukraine (20 medals), the United States (16 medals) and Germany (11 medals). Germany is ahead of Canada because they have won four more gold medals.

Advertisement

Sports

  • Stephen A. Smith apologizes
    Stephen A. Smith: Ray Rice rant was 'most egregious error of my career'
    Video
    Domestic Violence
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • New York Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring to owner
    MLB News
  • Brees gets tested
    Saints Drew Brees says he has 10 years left in NFL, immediately gets drug tested
    NFL News
  • Bryan subdues burglar
    Former WWE champ Daniel Bryan holds down burglar with submission move
    Fight Sports
  • Grave defiler identified
    Die-hard Browns fan identified in Art Modell’s grave defiling video
    Crimes & Court