Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

McKeever wins third gold in Canada's most successful Winter Paralympics ever

McKeever wins third gold in Canada's most successful Winter Paralympics ever

This was the sixth Paralympic title and first PyeongChang gold for Lysova, who earlier won two silver and one bronze in South Korea.

'Of course I would have liked to have had more time to prepare and I am not as fit as I could be, but I feel good, ' she told the Volkskrant before the games.

Evan Strong of the United States finished second, and Matti Suur-Hamari of Finland came in third. "I'm grateful that I'm able to share that with other people and that they can maybe look at what we do and say 'hey, if they can do that then I can do that as well.' There's a bigger picture here than just the medal itself".

McKeever's victory with guide Graham Nishikawa established a new national Paralympic medal record for Canada, but he wasn't the only Canadian to claim cross-country gold on Day 8 of the Games. Coury posted a time of 59.87 in her final run to move into second place ahead of Netherlands' Lisa Bunschoten, who was third in 1:00.04.

The Osaka native also won bronze in Monday's snowboard cross event in his Paralympic debut.

South Korea reached the semifinals of the wheelchair curling competition at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics on Thursday after finishing top of the qualifying round.

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Narita competed on Friday in a classification for athletes with leg impairments. Americans Noah Elliot and Mike Schultz won gold and silver, respectively. He did not start his final run.

In the banked slalom event, each athlete performs 3 runs down a course marked with flags.

Keiichi Sato finished eighth and Masaru Hoshizawa 13th in the men's 15-mbiathlon standing category.

But it was a very successful day for the nation's team sports, with Canada now guaranteed a medal in para-ice hockey thanks to a win in the semifinals, to go along with a spot in the medal rounds in wheelchair curling.

The win also extends Canada's shutout streak at these Paralympics to four games; during that stretch, the Canadians outscored their opponents 42-0.

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