Second Paralympic medal for P.E.I.'s Mark Arendz

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Canada’s Mark Arendz of Hartsville, P.E.I. has won another medal at the Paralympics in Russia.

MARK ARENDZ

He won a bronze in the men’s standing 12.5 km biathlon in Sochi today. He finished in a time of 30:24.6, which was 6.7 seconds ahead of fourth-place finisher Aleksandr Pronkov of Russia.

Arendz and Pronkov were neck-and-neck for the bronze medal for most of the race, before Arendz used a strong final leg to earn his spot on the podium.

The race was won by Azat Karachurin of Russia, who was the defending world champion in the event. Nils-Erik Ulset of Norway beat out Arendz for silver, finishing 6.4 seconds ahead of the Canadian.

Arendz was just seven tenths away from Paralympic gold in the men’s 7.5 km standing biathlon on Saturday, but just missed out when Russia’s Vladislav Lekomtcev pipped him for the win. He could add another medal in the men’s 15 km standing biathlon on Friday, where he won bronze at the world championships.

Geographic location: Russia, Sochi, Norway

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