Para athlete from Russian Federation wins 2018 Winter Paralympics silver in alpine skiing

Federico Mansilla
Marcha 14, 2018

This photo taken March 13, 2018, shows visitors walking at Gangneung Olympic Park in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, where ice sports venues for the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics are located.

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG) said ticket sales for the PyeongChang Paralympics had reached 320,531 as of Monday, and it has surpassed the 316,200 tickets sold for the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics.

Kurka was in sixth place after the super-G with a time of 1 minute, 27.17 seconds.

Australian snowboarder Simon Patmore - who only took up the sport competitively a tick over three years ago - has become the first Australian male to medal at both a Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.

It's Hall's second Paralympics medal after the gold he earned in Vancouver in 2010.

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Nishikawa said following the race they chose to implement this unique strategy as a way to keep up a higher speed with McKeever throughout the entirety of the race.

"I've been doing sports for eight years now and I've had the highs and lows", an emotional Patmore said.

Six years after winning bronze at the London Paralympics, as a 200m sprinter, Patmore claimed gold in the men's snowboard cross - defeating Italian Manuel Pozzerle in the final. "We believe our hard work will pay off someday", Han added. It is a technical event with a longer course and fewer gates than the slalom. It sets me up well going into the Slalom on Saturday.

Oakville's Greg Westlake scored a power-play goal in an 8-0 win over Norway as Canada finished the round-robin with a flawless 3-0 record in Paralympic sledge hockey tournament.

Team Korea will play against Canada, which ranks number one in Group A, on Thursday. The team's record is now 3-2.

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