Mollie Jepsen of Vancouver, British Columbia is having a breakout Paralympic Winter Games. On Tuesday, Jepsen won her second medal of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang when she won the women’s alpine skiing super combined in the standing division. She previously won a bronze medal in the women’s downhill.
Jepsen, who was born without three fingers, had a winning time of 2:32.70. Andrea Rothfuss of Germany won the silver medal with a time of 2:33.07. A second Canadian reached the podium as well. Alana Ramsay of Calgary, Alberta won the bronze medal in the women’s alpine skiing super combined competition with a time of 2:36.08.
Jepsen reached the podium by 4.52 seconds and Ramsay reached the podium by 1.14 seconds. Neutral Paralympic Athlete Mariia Papulova finished in fourth place with a time of 2:37.22.
A third Canadian won a medal on day five of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Mark Arendz of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island won the bronze medal in the men’s 12.5 kilometre standing division. Arendz, who does not have an arm because of a farming accident, had a time of 35 minutes, 54.7 seconds. Ben Daviet of France won the gold medal with a time of 35:25.3 and Ihor Reptyukh of the Ukraine won the silver medal with a time of 35:31.8. Arendz won his medal by 24.7 seconds over Nils-Erik Ulset of Norway, who finished in fourth place with a time of 40:19.4.
In wheelchair curling, Canada had a very impressive come from behind 8-5 win over China. The Chinese were leading 5-1 after four ends when Canada scored seven unanswered points. Team Canada then improved to 5-2 with a 6-5 extra end win over the United States. Canada was down 3-0 in that game as well.
Canada is now tied for fifth in the medal standings with 10. The United States lead with 17 medals.