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

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He was the first person to win a gold medal at both the X games and the Winter X Games in the same year in different sports in 2010.

He then won three consecutive qualifying finals, where riders battle the mountain in pairs, before scoring what turned out to be a comprehensive win over Italian Pozzerle in the decider. She hopes her success will bring the Paralympic Games the same attention as the Olympics.

Yury Holub of Belarus won the silver medal with a time of 47 minutes, 7.5 seconds.

Canada got back on track with a pair of come-from-behind wins against China and the U.S. Mark Ideson's rink now sits in sole possession of third place with a record of 5-2. Schultz himself has won snowboarding gold already, and his teammates have medaled five times themselves.

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Canada's most decorated Winter Paralympian is back on the hunt for more medals. Before PyeongChang 2018, North Korea had only appeared at two Summer Paralympics: London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016.

Patmore with his historic gold.

In other results Australian snowboarders Sean Pollard finished 9th in the same disability class as Patmore while Ben Tudhope place 10th in the lower limb disability class.

Nishikawa said following the race they made a decision to implement this unique strategy as a way to keep up a higher speed with McKeever throughout the entirety of the race.

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For Pick this is not the last bite at the Paralympic cherry with the banked slalom to follow on Thursday, with fellow snowboarders Ben Moore and James Barnes-Miller also in action.

On a disappointing note for the Australian team, flag bearer Joany Badenhorst had to withdraw from competition after injuring her left knee cap during training on Saturday.

Ma Yu-chol and Kim Jong-hyon competed in the men's 1.1 kilometer sprint cross-country skiing event in the sitting category at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics. A total of 30 Russian Para athletes and six sighted guides who help visually impaired athletes are competing in PyeongChang.

Adam Hall is entered in four events at the Winter Paralympics in South Korea. The Games continue until March 18.

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