Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Paralympics 2018: U.S. medal tracker

Billy Bridges and Team Canada begin play Sunday in the World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Charlottetown. Jason Malloy  The Guardian Billy Bridges and Team Canada begin play Sunday in the World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Charlottetown. Jason Malloy The Guardian
Ellis Copeland | 13 March, 2018, 12:10

After winning the country's first medal at the PyeongChang Paralympics during the untelevised men's 15-kilometer sitting cross-country skiing event on Sunday, the bronze medalist said he wants to see more sporting events at the Paralympics broadcast.

Former President Barack Obama on Monday tweeted his support for Lieutenant Commander Dan Cnossen, Navy SEAL, who took home silver and gold medals at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang for his performance in the biathlon and cross-country skiing events. The bronze-medal game is Friday at 11 p.m. and the gold-medal game is Saturday at 11 p.m.

But to compete in the first Winter Paralympic Games at home, Lee chose to learn a new sport in 2015, which turned out to be Nordic skiing.

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McKeever reached the podium by one minute, 26.5 seconds. Hosts South Korea entertained the crowd in ice sledge hockey group match with a 4-1 victory over Japan. Rob Armstrong of Guelph, Ontario led Canada with three points (two goals and one assist).

The veteran forward scored five goals, including both game-winners, as the Canadian para hockey team won its first two games on the weekend. Canada will now play in the semi-final on Wednesday.

Team Canada is in fourth place in the medal standings with seven medals (three gold medals, one silver medal and three bronze medals). They lost 7-5 to South Korea and 8-1 to Great Britain to fall to 3-2.

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