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McKeever wins 11th career gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games

South Korea's Jung Seung-won raises his arms after his team beat Canada 7-5 in the wheelchair curling competition at the Pyeong Chang Winter Paralympics at Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangneung Gangwon Province McKeever wins 11th career gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games
Rita Gibson | 13 March, 2018, 11:30

She has bronze medals in alpine skiing from Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 and cycling in Rio 2016.

Also like Saturday, fellow American Oksana Masters took the bronze. On Tuesday, he earned ninth place in the men's 12.5km sitting biathlon. The silver went to Dzmitry Loban, the husband and coach of Hrafeyeva, making it a double success for Belarus and the family.

Armstrong got his first goal late in the second, driving to the net and wiring a short-side shot up and over Swedish netminder Andreas Nejman to get Canada to an even dozen after 30 minutes.

France won a gold medal in the men's 7.5km standing, while Ukraine dominated the vision impaired biathlon event with a gold and a bronze in the men's 7.5km. Jallen 8th in the standing downhill and 10th in the super-G.

But to compete in the first Winter Paralympic Games at home, Lee made a decision to learn a new sport in 2015, which turned out to be Nordic skiing.

On Saturday, Ekaterina Rumyantseva won the gold medal in women's 6km standing biathlon event.

Former Beaufort standout released by Chiefs
Hali made five straight Pro Bowls from 2011 to 2015 and his 89.5 sacks are second to Derrick Thomas in team history. However, he was released by the Seahawks before the 2011-12 campaign began and landed with the Oakland Raiders.

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 opening competition day offered a couple of surprises to the host country.

The 17 goals are tied for the second-most scored by Canada since Hockey Canada took over the sledge (now para) program in 2004.

In wheelchair curling, South Korea made another great start by beating the United States 7-3.

Canada will be in tough against an undefeated Chinese squad (5-0) but have a chance to right the ship against a struggling American team (1-4).

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