Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Business | By Max Garcia

Day 5 of the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics

Day 5 of the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics

Australia has claimed its first Winter Paralympics gold medal in 16 years with Simon Patmore taking out the snowboard cross in PyeongChang.

The Paralympics kicked off in South Korea's Pyeongchang on March 9. The Paralympic Winter Games will end on March 18.

After a mixed start to his campaign for the 39-year-old this week, Hall found Tuesday was his day when he crossed the line with a combined time of two minutes and 15 seconds.

Earlier, Mark Arendz tied for bronze in a thrilling finish in the men's standing sprint final. In 2010, at age 17, he was the youngest member of the gold medal-winning squad at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. He also placed third in the same event at Sochi 2014 and now has four Paralympic medals through two Games (two silver and two bronze).

McKeever's 14th Paralympic medal puts him ahead of Lana Spreeman's 13 medals and most-decorated in Canadian history.

The skier should add to his medal total in Pyeongchang, as the 20K was just his first of three events.

To win a medal in the Super Combined, you must set a combined fastest time across run 1 (Super-G) and run 2 (Slalom).

Some of the world's best Paralympic snowboarders say they use Schultz's inventions because they're versatile.

Calgary's Alana Ramsay, who previously won two Paralympic bronzes, finished in fourth; Frederique Turgeon (ninth), Mel Pemble (11th) and Erin Latimer (12th) rounded out the Canadian performances in the event.

Purdy, who had both legs amputated below the knee at the age of 19 after contracting bacterial meningitis, was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis in the lead-up to the 2018 Games. They lost 7-5 to South Korea and 8-1 to Great Britain to fall to 3-2.

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