McKeever wins 11th Paralympic gold


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Ukrainian Paralympic athletes have won two gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

Para-snowboarder Simon Patmore has won Australia's first Winter Paralympics gold medal in 16 years, taking out the men's snowboard cross SB-UL big final at Pyeongchang. "The harder you work for something, the better it feels when you finally succeed, and I did that today". Now it is awesome for me to be a part of a new generation that has arrived in Mark (Arendz), Collin Cameron, and the young women like Emily (Young), Brittany (Hudak) and Natalie (Wilkie) who are ready to carry the torch.

The 30-year-old finished seventh of the 32 competitors in the earlier men's super-G standing event, but after finishing third in the men's slalom standing event, he leapt up the aggregate table to take the bronze medal.

Against this backdrop, Nordic para skier Shin Eui-hyun, who brought South Korea its first medal of the Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang, called on the major TV networks to give the sporting event wider coverage.

Ramsay teared up as she hoisted her skis in the air at the venue's flower ceremony.

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McKeever reached the podium by one minute, 26.5 seconds.

"I think we're very strong-minded people and I think we can push past people's expectations", he said. I said yeah. But nah. It sets me up well going into the Slalom on Saturday.

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG) said ticket sales for the PyeongChang Paralympics had reached 320,531 as of Monday, and it has surpassed the 316,200 tickets sold for the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics.

Canada went 3-0 in its round-robin pool, outscoring the opposition 35-0 in the process.

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