A Paralympic legend and a teenage rookie propelled Canada’s cross-country ski team to four trips to the podium in the final day of individual competition in Pyeongchang, Korea.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, March 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korean para Nordic skier Sin Eui-hyun said Saturday he is happy that he can make his mother smile with his gold medal at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics.
What you missed last night at the Paralympics: Snowboarder Brenna Huckaby is golden again - NBC Olympics
Team USA snowboarders had another large medal haul, and a pair of familiar names were back on the podium in para biathlon.
Minor's gold: Frisco resident Mike Minor wins Paralympic snowboard gold in banked slalom; Purdy rallies for bronze - Summit Daily News
What a week it's been at the Paralympics for Frisco resident Mike Minor.
Earlier this week, Minor was momentarily devastated after a semifinal wreck in his Paralympic division's snowboard cross race.
Paralympians enter their chosen sport for all sorts of reasons – whether they have experienced a life-long disability or had a life-changing illness or event – but few have a back-story as dramatic as Australian para-snowboarder Sean Pollard.
Greg Westlake (R) of Canada and Audun Bakke of Norway compete for the puck during Ice Sledge Hockey in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
After two disappointments, a bout of illness and a frustrating wait, Melissa Perrine's promising PyeongChang campaign has led to her first Winter Paralympics medal.
Updated March 13, 2018 01:47:28Photo: Simon Patmore won Australia's first Winter Paralympic gold medal since Salt Lake City.
Even on Alex Massie's hulking hand, his shimmering ring sticks out.
"It's my family crest. The motto at the bottom is fac et spera, and it means do and hope," he explains.
Four years ago, U.S. men registered a Paralympic podium sweep for the first time ever. Mike Shea, the snowboard cross silver medalist, was part of that historic moment.
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Japanese para alpine skier Momoka Muraoka waves to the cheering crowd after finishing second in the para alpine downhill, at Jeongseon in South Korea, on Saturday.
Canada is sending 55 athletes to Pyeongchang for the Winter Paralympic Games, which kick off Friday. Nineteen of those athletes are from Ontario.
Six athletes and a coach have been selected to be part of the British Paralympic Association’s (BPA) Paralympic Inspiration Programme (PIP) here at Pyeongchang 2018.
Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick is guided down the course by Jen KehoeParalympic Games on the BBCVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-18 March Time in Pyeongchang: GMT +9Coverage: Follow on Radio 5 live and via the BBC Sport website.
Lara Falk earns selection in the Australian Paralympic team for PyeongChang games - Warrnambool Standard
As sighted guide, Falk skis ahead of Jensen issuing voice commands and information about changes in pitch, rhythm and snow conditions, while racing at speeds of up to 120 kilometres.
"Third time lucky maybe," she said, as she arrived home with the 15-member Australian team after 10 days of competition in South Korea.
By Ben Shpigel
New York Times News Service
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The delegations ruling the medal table at the Paralympics share a common trait: During the past decade they decided to invest the resources necessary to afford their athletes the same respect, coaching, equipment and opportunities that able-bodied athletes receive.
Vernon’s Curt Minard finished sixth in the first-ever Para snowboard banked slalom Paralympics event.
The sport made its Paralympics debut Friday at the Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Winter Paralympics: Sean Pollard - Australian who became a Paralympic snowboarder after shark attack - BBC Sport
Sean Pollard suffered life-changing injuries in an attack by two great white sharks while surfing in Esperance in October 2014Winter Paralympics on the BBCVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-18 March Time in Pyeongchang: GMT +9Coverage: Follow on Radio 5 live and via the BBC Sport website.
The Larch Hills Nordic Ski Club would like to give recognition to the Canadian Tire Parasport Jumpstart Fund for their financial support in securing two sit skis, poles along with skis and standalone poles for the new Para-Nordic Fundamentals Program.
Summit County's Amy Purdy wins snowboard cross silver at Paralympics; Frisco's Minor wins bronze - Summit Daily News
There’s more snowboard silver in these Summit County hills after all.
Less than a month after Silverthorne residents and good friends Red Gerard and Kyle Mack won gold and silver in snowboard slopestyle and big air respectively, fellow Silverthorne resident Amy Purdy made it three first and second place snowboard medals from the South Korea Olympic and Paralympic Games for Summit County.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, March 13 (Yonhap) -- Before he started playing sports, Lee Jeong-min lived like anyone else even though his lower body is paralyzed.
Brenna Huckaby And Mike Schultz Win Para-Snowboarding Gold As Team USA Earns Six Medals In PyeongChang - TeamUSA.org
Brenna Huckaby reacts to winning the women's SB-LL1 snowboardcross at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on March 12, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.
One of the words that para snowboarder Curt Minard lives by is believe.
Ten years ago, the 38-year-old didn't have much as he fought for his life after being involved in an electrical contact accident during work as a powerline technician.
“I don't think any athlete can shake off a disappointment like this easily. But what I can do is give myself half an hour to feel absolutely rat shit.
Andrew Kurka makes his Paralympic debut in PyeongChang in Alpine skiing’s downhill – sitting event, where he is the reigning world championships gold medalist.
Alana Ramsay’s need for speed has served her well.
Ever since she took to the slopes at Canada Olympic Park at a young age, Ramsay had a strong desire to get to the bottom of the hill as fast as she could.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, March 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's para Nordic skier Sin Eui-hyun said Tuesday he is ready to make history at the Winter Paralympic Games at home.
Germany's Andrea Eskau was one of the few non-Russian or Ukraine gold medallists in the sport in SochiParalympic Games on the BBCVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-18 March Time in Pyeongchang: GMT +9Coverage: Follow on Radio 5 live and via the BBC Sport website.