Paralympic Winter Games
7-16 March

Canada: 8 facts on the Sochi 2014 Paralympics

Canada is ranked ninth in the all-time Paralympic Winter Games medal table with 119 total medals, made up of 36 gold, 41 silver and 42 bronze 01 Mar 2014
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Lauren Woolstencroft

Lauren Woolstencroft (CAN) competes in the Women's Standing Downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

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• Of the 119 medals Canada has won, 91 of them - 21 gold, 35 silver and 35 bronze – have come in alpine skiing events

• Since wheelchair curling was introduced into the Winter Paralympics in 2006, Canada is the only nation to have won gold and Sonja Gaudet was involved in both teams

• Canada has also won medals in cross-country skiing (22), ice sledge hockey (3), and biathlon (1)

• The nation has won 18 gold medals in women's events and 16 in men's events, with two more gold medals in mixed wheelchair curling

• Four years ago in Vancouver, Canada enjoyed its best ever Winter Paralympics winning 19 medals, including 10 golds

• Alpine skier Lauren Woolstencroft won five of Canada’s 10 golds in 2010. She became the first athlete to win five gold medals in alpine skiing in a single edition of the Paralympic Winter Games

• Having won 10 Paralympic Winter Games medals already (seven gold, two silver and one bronze), Brian McKeever could become Canada’s most decorated Winter Paralympian in Sochi. Lauren Woolstencroft has won the most golds (eight) whilst Lana Spreeman has won 13 medals in total.

• You can follow Canadian Paralympic team on Twitter @CDNParalympics

Athletes:

Alpine skiing

Caleb BROUSSEAU, Twitter: @CalebBrousseau

Josh DUECK,, Twitter: @justdueck

Matt HALLAT, Twitter: @matthallat

Kimberly JOINES, Twitter: @9LivesJoines

Erin LATIMER

Braydon LUSCOMBE, Twitter: @OneLeggedHustla

Mac MARCOUX, Twitter: @MarcouxBros

Kurt OATWAY, Twitter: @Koatway

Alana Colette RAMSAY

Kirk SCHORNSTEIN, Twitter: @KirkSchornstein

Alexandra STARKER, Twitter: @AlexStarker

Chris WILLIAMSON

Snowboard

Ian LOCKEY, Twitter: @adaptiverider

John LESLIE

Tyler MOSHER, Twitter: @Mosherinspired, Facebook

Michelle SALT

Nordic skiing

Mark ARENDZ, Twitter: @markarendz

Caroline Juliette BISSON, Twitter: @caro_bisson

Colette BOURGONJE

Yves BOURQUE

Sebastien FORTIER

Louis FORTIN, Facebook

Margarita GOURBOUNOVA, Twitter: @Mgorbounova

Brittany HUDAK

Chris KLEBL, Twitter: @chrisklebl

Brian MCKEEVER, Twitter: @brianmckeever

Robbi WELDON, Twitter: @thundercycle12,

Ice sledge hockey

Adam DIXON, Twitter: @11Dixons

Steve ARSENAULT

Brad BOWDEN, Twitter: @Bow27,

Billy BRIDGES, Twitter: @BillyBridges18,

Benjamin Thomas John DELANEY

Marc DORION

Anthony GALE, Twitter: @Anthony_Gale9

James GEMMELL, Twitter: @BigGemms25,

Dominic LAROCQUE

Karl LUDWIG, Twitter: @K_Ludwig

Tyler MCGREGOR. Twitter: @tgregs8

Graeme MURRAY, Twitter: @G_Murray_29

Kevin REMPEL, Twitter: @KevinRempel,

Benoit ST-AMAND, Twitter: @BenoitStAmand,

Corbin WATSON

Greg WESTLAKE, Twitter: @gwestlake12, Facebook (Sledge Hockey Canada)

Derek WHITSON, Twitter: @whitz_04

Wheelchair curling

James Peter ARMSTRONG

Ina FORREST

Sonia GAUDET,

Mark Allen IDESON, Twitter: @MarkIdeson

Dennis John THIESSEN, Twitter: @thiessen_dennis

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