BY: The Canadian Press PHOTOGRAPHY: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee

ASAHIKAWA, Japan – Brian McKeever of Canmore, Alta., captured a gold medal at a para nordic World Cup event Saturday.

McKeever won the men’s 10-kilometre classic-ski visually impaired event, one of three Canadians to capture medals at the event.

Brittany Hudak of Prince Albert, Sask., was second in a women’s five-kilometre standing race while biathlon specialist of Mark Arendz of Hartsville, P.E.I., was third in his event.

“We have only been here two days and are all quite sleepy with jet lag, but we are pretty happy with the results all-around today,” said Canadian team head coach Robin McKeeve