Ukraine wins 16 medals at 2018 Paralympics in PyeongChang

18 March, 2018, 02:00 | Author: Edward Snyder
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Dino Sokolovic has claimed Croatia's first ever gold medal at a Winter Paralympics with a sensational win in the Men's Slalom - Sitting event at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang, South Korea today.

"All week, every time I step on that podium, I was thinking to myself that I want to hear those words "Paralympic champion" and then my name, and then hear the anthem", Arendz said.

Kiwi paralympic skier Adam Hall has won gold in the men's slalom to finish off New Zealand's Paralympic campaign on a high.

Six more medals were won in biathlon on the fourth day with 18-year-old Taras Rad demonstrating extreme competitiveness, overcoming American Daniel Cnossen in the men's 12.5-km sitting event, gaining time in his final turns and shooting a ideal 20 for 20, to win the gold medal by 1:01.7 seconds.




Sin is scheduled to compete in two more events: the 7.5km sitting cross-country skiing on Saturday and the 4x2.5km open relay cross-country skiing event with Lee and Kwon Sang-hyeon on Sunday. His teammate Anatolii Kovalevskyi won the bronze medal in the same event. Ukraine's women were not denied: Shyshkova won a gold in the women's 10-km, visually impaired, while Liashenko added another bronze in women's 10-km, standing.

The 28-year-old, a victor of five medals at the Games, including two golds, was chosen by a vote of fellow American athletes.

Their medals, combined with Canada's curling bronze, boosted Canada's total to 24, making Pyeongchang the country's best Winter Paralympics ever. It was his fourth medal of these Games. At Alpensia Biathlon Centre in PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul, he was the first to cross the finish line among 37 contestants with a time of 22 minutes and 28.4 seconds. Collin Cameron of Canada took bronze at 50:59.1.

He is the victor of the Whang Yuon Dai Achievement Award, awarded to just one male and one female athlete at each summer and winter Paralympics since 1988.

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