Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Paralympics: Polish skier Sikorski wins bronze in giant slalom

Bridges ready for Paralympic Games to begin Paralympic Winter Games In PyeongChang Include Caspian Region Athletes, Russian Gold & Silver Medalists
Laurie Berry | 14 March, 2018, 20:06

McKeever credited his gold medal performance to both his guides, Russell Kennedy and Graham Nishikawa.

"It is fantastic news that Pyeongchang 2018 has now sold a record number of tickets to the Paralympic Winter Games", IPC President Andrew Parsons said in a statement.

Sikorski, 28, who 11 years ago broke his spine in a fall, was among Poland's medal hopes in the Games, which started in South Korea on Friday.

It is New Zealand's 30th winter Paralympic medal and New Zealand's 220th Paralympic medal overall, summer and winter. French skier Thomas Clarion claimed the bronze.

Eighteen-year-old Mollie Jepsen, of West Vancouver, B.C., continues to be a breakout star for Canada at these Games, announcing herself as one of the best women's standing skiers in the world. Fellow Canadians Emily Young and Brittany Hudak finished fourth and sixth, respectively.

Canada outshot Norway 27-5 including 14-0 in the second period, and went 2-for-4 on the power play.

Manchester United's European exit 'nothing new' for Mourinho
If he thought he could serve up performances like that and have fans just brush it off, he was sadly mistaken. The Spaniards had never won a UEFA Champions League match in England. "It's not the end of the world".

Hall's bronze follows countryman Corey Peters' bronze on Saturday in the Men's Downhill Sitting event.

Also today, the Belarusian Yuri Golub won his second silver at the Games.

McKeever's 14th Paralympic medal puts him ahead of Lana Spreeman's 13 medals and most-decorated in Canadian history.

The U.S. and Italy have faced one another four times this season, most recently in the championship game of the 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey International Tournament in Italy, which Team USA won, 6-0.

Alexis Guimond posted the fastest run of the day in the men's standing event en route to a bronze medal.

Nishikawa and McKeever won the sprint race gold medal in Sochi, which was the first Paralympic race the duo skied together.

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