Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Gurimu Narita captures men's snowboarding gold medal at Pyeongchang Paralympics

Gurimu Narita captures men's snowboarding gold medal at Pyeongchang Paralympics

Ukrainian biathlete Vitaliy Lukyanenko claimed the sixth gold award for his team and country at the Winter Paralympic Games in South Korea's Pyeongchang.

A Canadian curling team that had laughed and smiled its way through a roller-coaster Pyeongchang Paralympics was a puddle of tears after capturing bronze. I never thought I'd have the chance to do this again.

The Chinese team exploited an extra end to beat world champion Norway 6-5 in the final for its first-ever medal, and even a gold, in the history of the Winter Paralympic Games. "When I had the accident, I didn't know I would have this kind of life". "I had no other plan but to push hard and do my best, and I'm happy that I got a good result".

"Just astonishment", Arendz said on receiving the flagbearer news. "I'm super proud to be an American and to be able to go up there and watch that American flag raised again; I can't wait".

Wright's story and sunny demeanour in Pyeongchang has made her a hero with fans back home.

Wright, a 57-year-old single mother of four daughters from Moose Jaw, Sask., was the lone rookie on this Paralympic team.

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The 28-year-old, a victor of five medals at the Games, including two golds, was chosen by a vote of fellow American athletes. Corbin Watson got the start in net against South Korea, with Dominic Larocque relieving him to start the third period.

The Canadians took the ice barely 12 hours after a heartbreaking last-shot loss to China in the semifinals.

Added Forrest: "In this field, a medal is a huge win". "We put ourselves in a good position to medal and we played well".

Canada has the same number of victories and defeats, but South Korea has a tiebreaking edge with a better head-to-head record. Forrest, from Armstrong, B.C., is already a two-time Paralympic gold medallist.

Hall paid tribute to his late mother Gayle Hall who was killed in a auto accident in 2010, not long after he won his first Olympic gold medal in Vancouver.

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