Hall wins Winter Paralympics gold for NZ

Hall wins Winter Paralympics gold for NZ

Sin clocked 52 minutes, 20.7 seconds to finish fifth among 17 competitors at Alpensia Biathlon Centre in PyeongChang, some 180 km east of Seoul.

The Canadians have committed to a demanding fitness-first system in trying to capture the country's first Paralympic gold since 2006, and the on-ice results so far - the team outscored its opponents 35-0 in group play - speak for themselves. In the first run, I was behind the leading Dutchman Jeroen Kampschreur, who is now the best skier, but this time failed to finish the race.

With the gold of Sokolović and the bronze of Bošnjak, Croatia has entered the list of 25 nations that won medals at the 12th Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. Besides, she is a four-time world champion. "When I had the accident, I didn't know I would have this kind of life".

"After finishing third after the first run I never expected I would win gold", said the delighted Croatian, who dedicated the medal to his wife Barbara and daughter Vita. "Like Brian has done for so many of us, I hope the next generation of young Canadians see me carrying that flag in and are inspired the same way I was to chase their dreams!" He earlier took bronze in the men's 15km sitting cross-country skiing.

In the men's slalom visually impaired competition, Italy's Giacomo Bertagnolli came out on top to add to his gold medal in the giant slalom from Wednesday (March 14).

"We just cheered each other on throughout the game and I tried to do my best".

The Chinese team then displayed their stunning form as Chen, the third player, made a precise draw around six guards to sit in the four-foot as shot stone, which Norway failed to clear with its last two attempts, awarding China its first-ever gold medal in the Winter Paralympic Games.