Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

McKeever wins 11th career gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games

McKeever wins 11th career gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games

Patmore becomes Australia's first Winter Paralympic gold medallist since Michael Milton won four and fellow alpine skier Bart Bunting and his sighted guide Nathan Chivers claimed two medals at Salt Lake City in 2002. She has three more chances to bring home a medal.

Taras finished ahead of USA athletes Daniel Cnossen and Andrew Soule who took silver and bronze respectively. On Tuesday, he earned ninth place in the men's 12.5km sitting biathlon. Oksana Masters of the United States won silver, beating Lidzia Hrafeyeva of Belarus who took the bronze. Collin Cameron of Canada took bronze, which was also unpredicted. Jallen 8th in the standing downhill and 10th in the super-G.

Lee finished 11th in the men's 7.5-kilometer sitting biathlon - his first event at the Winter Paralympics - on Saturday and 10th in the men's 15km sitting cross-country skiing the next day. Earlier, Russian paralympic athlete Mikhalina Lysova won biathlon gold in a 6km race for visually impaired female Paralympians.

"Right now in PyeongChang dreams are coming true for 670 athletes in the 2018 paralympic athletes", Beare said "We have 55 athletes on Team Canada and 43 per cent of them have connections to British Columbia".

The 18-year-old won bronze in the women's downhill standing event with a time of 1:34.60 seconds.

Switzerland's Theo Gmur took his first Paralympic gold in the men's standing skiing, and U.S. skier Andrew Kurka, the reigning downhill world champion, won the race in the men's sitting category. Hosts South Korea entertained the crowd in ice sledge hockey group match with a 4-1 victory over Japan.

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