Paralympics games kick off in South Korea

Florence Fletcher
March 13, 2018

Alpine skiers and biathletes return to action where more medals will be up for grabs while round-robin play continues in wheelchair curling.

The US team, the biggest at the Winter Paralympics with 69 athletes, was at the head with unexpected victories of the biathlon combining skiing and shooting.

Taras finished ahead of USA athletes Daniel Cnossen and Andrew Soule who took silver and bronze respectively.

In the men's 7.5km sitting biathlon another American came out on top, with Daniel Cnossen winning gold. He previously won the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Ramsay and Jepsen look to add another medal in the women's standing category.

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Dixon danced in off the blue-line and went low with the left hand at 11:13, and Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) found a loose puck in the slot just 18 seconds after that to send Canada to the dressing room up by seven. Theo Gmur, who won the gold in the Men's Downhill Standing event contested by Hall on Saturday, was also an early casualty.

On the first day, Henrieta from Slovakia bagged first gold medal of the games in Downhill Skiing, while Andrew Kurka won bronze medal in the same sport.

The 17 goals are tied for the second-most scored by Canada since Hockey Canada took over the sledge (now para) program in 2004. Italy beat Norway 3-2 in the penalty shootout in a nerve-racking opening game.

Dong Shin Jang KOR thanks the supporters after the Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Game between the United States of America and the Republic of Korea at the Gangneung Hockey Centre. The NPA was defeated by Germany 9-4, while Canada won 8-0 over Switzerland.

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