Mark Arendz wins 3rd medal at Paralympics

P.E.I.'s Mark Arendz earned a third medal Wednesday morning at the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

5 career medals for Arendz

Canada's Mark Arendz earned his first-ever Paralympic cross-country medal in the men's standing sprint. (Thomas Lovelock/Handout/IOC)

P.E.I.'s Mark Arendz earned a third medal Wednesday morning at the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

He tied for bronze in the men's 1.5-kilometre cross-country sprint standing final with Finland's Ilkka Tuomisto.

The Hartsville, P.E.I. native raced to the finish of the men's standing 1.5km sprint with Finland's Ilkka Tuomisto, with both skiers sharing third place in a photo finish. 4:48

"That was a little nerve-wracking," Arendz said of the finish.

"In the end, to see the third beside my name, even to share it with Ilkka, who's a fantastic classic skier."

Mark Arendz of Hartsville, P.E.I. was tongue-tied after claiming his third medal of the 2018 Paralympics, this one a photo-finish tie for bronze in the men's 1.5-kilometre cross-country sprint standing final. 0:59

Arendz is best known as a biathlete, but he's been working harder on his skiing in the last few years so to medal in a cross country event is particularly special, he said.

This is his fifth career Paralympic medal.

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With files from CBC Sports