– Medals to be awarded in Super-G and cross-country skiing
– First day of Para snowboard action
– Wheelchair curling preliminary play continues
BEIJING, March 5, 2022 /CNW/ – Following a solid first day of competition at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, the Canadian Paralympic Team will look to build on its momentum on Sunday March 6. Below is what’s on the schedule for Canada on Day 2 of the Games:
Para Alpine Skiing
Para alpine skiing continues with another speed event as the Super-G races start at 10 a.m. local / 9 p.m. ET Saturday. Mollie Jepsen vies for a second gold in the women’s standing category after winning the downhill to open her Games. Michaela Gosselin and Alana Ramsay make it a dynamic trio for Canada in the event. Mac Marcoux and guide Tristan Rodgers, downhill silver medallists, are top medal contenders once again in the men’s visually impaired event while Logan Leach (with guide Julien Petit) continue to gain more valuable experience. Rounding out the team is men’s standing skier Alexis Guimond and sit skiers Katie Combaluzier in the women’s sitting and Brian Rowland in the men’s sitting.
Canadian riders hit the course for the first time on Sunday in snowboard cross qualifying. Canada is led by first-time Paralympian Tyler Turner, the reigning world champion in the men’s SB-LL1 class while veteran Alex Massie races in the men’s SB-LL2. For the women, Canada has two entries in the SB-LL2 with Lisa DeJong, making her Paralympic debut after winning silver at the recent world championships, and 2018 Paralympian Sandrine Hamel. Racing starts at 11 a.m. local / 10 p.m. ET Saturday.
Para Nordic Skiing
Cross-country skiing gets underway with the men’s (10 a.m. local / 9 p.m. ET Saturday) and women’s (11:50 a.m. local / 10:50 p.m. ET Saturday) long distance sitting races. Canadian entries are Collin Cameron, Derek Zaplotinsky and Ethan Hess for the men, all returnees from 2018. Lyne-Marie Bilodeau is set to make her Paralympic Games debut for the women.
Canada is off to a hot start after two big wins on the first day of round-robin play, and will look to keep up its winning ways. The squad has one game on the calendar Sunday, versus Latvia at 2:35 p.m. local / 1:35 a.m. ET.
CLICK HERE for the complete Canadian Paralympic Team schedule on March 6.
HOW TO WATCH
All Canadian competition can be live streamed as it happens. Live streams can be found on Paralympic.ca, CPC’s YouTube channel, cbc.ca/beijing2022 and Radio-Canada.ca/jeux-paralympiques, the free CBC Gem streaming service, the Radio-Canada Sports app, and CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices. Anyone wishing to catch up on the action afterwards can also watch events on-demand on these platforms, as well as Amazon Prime Video.
March 6 Canadian TV Broadcasts:
CBC Late Night – 1:30 a.m. ET / 10:30 p.m. March 5 PT
CBC Morning – 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT
CBC Daytime – 3 p.m. ET
CBC Late Night – 11 p.m. ET
Sportsnet One – 10 a.m. ET
Radio-Canada – 3 p.m. ET
*please check local listings*
Click here for the complete broadcast schedule.
MEDIA RESOURCES: Resources to cover the Beijing 2022 Canadian Paralympic Team, including athlete bios, flash quotes, photos, and video highlights, are available at Paralympic.ca/beijing-2022-media.
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About the Canadian Paralympic Team: A total of 48 athletes will be competing for Canada in five sports at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, taking place March 4-13.
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee: Paralympic.ca
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