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Marcoux medals in Sochi (video added)

Saturday, March 08, 2014   by: Brad Coccimiglio

Talk about a great start to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia for Sault Ste. Marie’s Mac Marcoux.

The 16-year-old Sault Ste. Marie native, competing in his first event of the games, will be coming home with a bronze medal after finishing third in the visually-impaired downhill competition.

Marcoux finished the the event with a time of 1:23:02, which was just over three-tenths of a second faster than Slovakia’s Jakub Krako or Slovakia.

Marcoux’s medal was the first for Canada at the Paralympic Games.

The medal was also the first of two medals today for Canada as Josh Dueck took silver in the sitting downhill race.

For Marcoux, the medal comes just days after his brother BJ was forced to withdraw as his guide from the competition due to a back injury.

Mac was guided by Robin Femy, a former downhill racer.

Femy will be Mac’s guide throughout the games.

Mac is scheduled to compete in four other events over the next eight days, including:

  • March 9 - Super G at 10:00 a.m. (1:00 a.m. Sault)
  • March 11 - Super Combined at 10:25 a.m. (1:15 a.m. Sault)
  • March 13 - Slalom at 4:00 p.m. (7:00 a.m. Sault)
  • March 15 - GS at 9:30 a.m. (12:30 a.m. Sault)

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hockeytime 3/8/2014 7:57:19 AM Report

Congratulations Mac well done !!!
Bring home some more hardware.Your efforts are paying off now
1977jessie 3/8/2014 8:16:58 AM Report

How awesome is that!!! Congratulations - way to represent! SSM is SUPER proud!
welcome2 3/8/2014 8:43:50 AM Report

Congrats..awesome result

when you consider the fact that the medal was won while skiing with someone other than your regular partner (in this case brother),the result is even more amazing

hope you end up having a sore neck as result of all the medals you have hanging from it
Batchgirl 3/8/2014 8:54:03 AM Report

An awesome beginning, Mac! Way to go - we're cheering you on - GO CANADA GO!!!
Sam C 3/8/2014 10:07:30 AM Report

CONGRATS!! Great work!
bml69 3/8/2014 11:58:18 AM Report

boooya! you go guy!
Rockin 3/8/2014 11:59:34 AM Report

Ha right on! Medal town yes! Skiing ROCKS....

Are these events televised?
Meows and Woofs 3/8/2014 3:13:10 PM Report

Good for Marcoux!!! Why can't I find these games telecast on any network?
thera 3/8/2014 3:52:14 PM Report

Just imagine, being visually impaired and then hurtling yourself down a mountain...

Guide or not, that would be scarey for me!
bugalugs 3/8/2014 4:40:42 PM Report

Awesome job, congratulation!
A & B 3/8/2014 5:07:00 PM Report

Awesome for you. Good Luck in your next race!
gerbil 3/8/2014 6:42:02 PM Report

WOW I am so envious Mac, you are remarkable! Great accomplishments!!!
Rockin 3/8/2014 7:44:24 PM Report

A video, ha who knew! Thanks A lot!
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