Canada’s Josh Dueck wins Paralympic silver in men’s sit ski downhill

By on March 8, 2014


Photo from joshdueck.com
Photo from joshdueck.com

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia—Canada’s Josh Dueck won silver in the men’s sit-ski downhill on Saturday at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games.

The 33-year-old from Kimberley, B.C., raced to a time of one minute 24.19 seconds to win his second Paralympic medal after taking silver in the slalom four years ago in Vancouver.

Japan’s Akira Kano won gold with a time of 1:23.80, while fellow countryman Takeski Suzuki was third in 1:24.75.

Calgary’s Kurt Oatway was fifth in 1:25.46, while Caleb Brousseau of Terrace, B.C., was sixth in 1:25.62.

Earlier in the day, 16-year-old Mac Marcoux of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and his guide Robin Femy of Mont Tremblant, Que., won bronze in the men’s visually impaired downhill race with a time of 1:23.02.

Spain’s Yon Santacana Maiztegui was first in a time of 1:21.76, while Slovakia’s Miroslav Haraus was second in 1:22.01.