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Josh Dueck wins Canada's third gold

Canada has its third gold medal at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games.

Sit-skier Josh Dueck won the men's super combined on Friday after putting down a memorable run in the super-G following a fifth-place showing in Tuesday's slalom portion of the race.

The 33-year-old from Kimberley, B.C., finished with a combined time of two minutes 18.20 seconds for the first gold medal of his Paralympic career.

Heath Calhoun of the United States was just 0.89 seconds back to win silver, while Austria's Roman Rabl (2:20.20) took bronze.

Dueck also won a silver in the men's sit-ski downhill on the first day of competition at these Games to go along with his silver in the slalom from the Vancouver Paralympics four years ago.

Visually impaired cross-country skier Brian McKeever has Canada's other two gold medals in Sochi. Dueck's victory on Friday brings Canada's medal count at these Games to 11 (three gold, two silver, six bronze).


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