Canadian para-alpine team looks to uphold winning history

Canada's Kurt Oatway skis during the Men's Downhill Sitting Skiing training at the 2014 Sochi...

Canada's Kurt Oatway skis during the Men's Downhill Sitting Skiing training at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on Thursday. (Reuters)

Daniel Austin, QMI Agency

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When the final tally of para-alpine medals is counted, the Canadian contingent is all-but-guaranteed to be bringing home its fair share of hardware.

Just don't expect them to get cocky and start making predictions.

"We don't want to set a goal for number of medals," said team coach Jean-Sebastien Labrie. "We want to really focus on what we need to do and we don't want to distract the team with a set number of medals because, for sure, the team is different from 2010."

Managing expectations is probably prudent given the way Canadian para-alpine skiers dominated in Vancouver. There, the team picked up 13 of Canada's 19 total medals, including six gold.


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