Canadian roundup: Mollie Jepsen speeds to gold in alpine super combined

Canada's Mollie Jepsen won gold in the women's super combined standing event at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The skier from West Vancouver bested Germany's Andrea Rothfuss with a strong slalom run.

Alana Ramsay, Mark Arendz earn bronze medals in respective events

Mollie Jepsen claims women's super combined gold

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Jepsen used a strong slalom run to leapfrog Andrea Rothfuss of Germany for the gold medal in the women's super combined.

Canada's Mollie Jepsen won gold in the women's super combined standing event at the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It's the first-career gold for the 18-year-old from West Vancouver, who bested Germany's Andrea Rothfuss with a strong slalom run.

Calgary's Alana Ramsay earned bronze in the event. Both she and Jepsen previously won bronze medals in Pyeongchang — Jepsen in super-G and Ramsay in downhill.

Alana Ramsay adds super combined bronze to her collection

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Ramsay captured bronze in the women's super combined event, matching the bronze she won in the women's standing Super-G

Jepsen, whose career has been hampered by two torn ACLs and a broken ankle, said she had just two words in her head when she crouched in the start gate for both the super-G and slalom races that make up the super combined event: be aggressive.

And when she finally skied to a stop after the slalom and looked up at her combined time, she was "surprised, I was extremely surprised."

"I don't think I've put down a fast slalom run in quite a long time, so yeah, it was kind of an 'Oh my God, really? Is that right?' kind of moment," she said.

Latimer, Pemble finish in top-10

Fellow Canadians Erin Latimer and Mel Pemble placed seventh and ninth, respectively, in the same event, while Frederique Turgeon did not finish in the first portion of the event.

Canadian downhill gold medallist Mac Marcoux fell in the super-G portion of the men's visually impaired event and did not finish.

Mac Marcoux on men's super combined race 'It definitely didn't go as well as we planned'

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Marcoux and guide Jack Leith spoke with CBC's Lauren Woolstencroft after falling during the Super-G portion of the super combined race.

Kurt Oatway, Canada's super-G gold medal winner in the sitting discipline, also didn't finish in the first run of his super combined. Kirk Schornstein placed ninth in the standing event, while Braydon Luscombe didn't complete his super-G run.

Arendz adds another medal

Canada's Mark Arendz won bronze in the men's 12.5-kilometre standing biathlon.

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.

Canada's Mark Arendz grabs 2nd medal of Paralympics

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Arendz earned his second medal of the 2018 Paralympics, winning bronze in the men's 12.5-kilometre standing biathlon

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. 

Canada rallies to down China in wheelchair curling

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Duration 2:09
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.

They didn't look back from there, adding one in the subsequent end to earn the win. 

Canada put their rally caps on once again in their second draw to defeat the U.S. 6-5 in an extra end. With the victory, Canada moved into sole possession of third place with a 5-2 record.

Canada steals extra-end win over the United States

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Mark Ideson's Canadian rink rallied to a come-from-behind victory, by stealing a single in the extra end to defeat the United States 6-5

Mark Ideson's rink went down 3-0 before fighting back to take a 4-3 lead.

In the seventh end, the U.S retook the lead with a successful hit for two before Canada tied it up in the subsequent end.

In the extra end, the U.S. had a draw to the button to win but were unable to convert giving Canada a steal of one and the victory.

Para hockey playoff picture set

The playoff picture is set in the para hockey competition. Canada will take on the hosts South Korea on Wednesday (11 p.m. ET) while the U.S. will take on Italy in the other semifinal on Thursday (7 a.m. ET).

Canada has outscored their opponents 35-0 in round-robin play and seek their first gold medal since Torino.

With files from The Canadian Press


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