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Mac Marcoux Wins 2nd Paralympic Bronze

03/09/2014 01:48 EST | Updated 05/08/2014 05:59 EDT
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The youngest member of the Canadian Paralympic team continues to make waves in Sochi.

Mac Marcoux, just 16 years old, won his second bronze in as many days at the Paralympics, finishing third in the men’s visually impaired super-G on Sunday.

Led by guide Robin Fémy, Marcoux, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., finished in one minute, 20.77 seconds, just 0.06 seconds behind the silver medal spot and 0.19 off the top of the podium in what was a tight finish at the top of the standings. 

The Canadian teen won Canada’s first Paralympic medal on Friday when he took bronze in the men’s visually-impaired downhill with Fémy. He had three World Cup podium finishes in super-G during the 2013-14 season, including one title in New Zealand.

He is normally guided on the course by his brother, Billy Joe, but B.J. pulled out of competition on Wednesday with an injury.

Slovakia’s Jakub Krako, who finished in fourth in the downhill on Friday, took the gold medal ahead of American Mark Bathum. 

Spain’s Jon Santacana Maiztegui, who won the downhill event on Friday and was the defending world champion in the super-G, finished fourth, more than a second behind Marcoux.

Six other Canadians are set to compete on the slopes in Sochi on Sunday. Matt Hallat, Kirk Schornstein, and Braydon Luscombe will compete in the men’s standing super-G, while Caleb Brousseau, Kurt Oatway, and downhill silver medallist Josh Dueck contend in the men’s sitting super-G later Sunday. 

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