Canadian Army Corporal goes for the gold in Sochi

"Bravo Zulu" / March 13, 2014

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…Bravo Zulu!

Bravo Zulu to Corporal Dominic Larocque who is competing at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia as part of Canada’s Sledge Hockey team. Cpl Larocque began playing sledge hockey in 2009, two years after being wounded in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device blew up the armoured vehicle in which he was riding.

His wounds resulted in the amputation of his left leg above the knee, and then months of rehabilitation and further surgeries. As soon as he was able, Cpl Larocque began participating in sports.

 This is Cpl Larocque’s first time competing in the Paralympic Games since making the national team in 2010. He and his team have travelled all over the world thanks to sledge hockey, winning an abundance of medals in international competitions leading up to these Games, including gold at the 2013 World Championships. As of publication on March 13th, 2014, the Canadian team had made it to the semi-finals after going undefeated in its first three games!