Minnesota snowboarder Mike Schultz wins gold at Paralympics

Nellie Chapman
March 14, 2018

"I've just got to put this one behind me, I wish I could change what's gone on but I can't so I need to relax and focus on the next couple of days and get back in the zone". Cnossen was joined on the podium of the middle-distance biathlon sitting competition by US teammate Andy Soule (Kerrville, Texas) with bronze on the fourth day of competition at Alpensia Biathlon Center. This time he claimed the medal in the 20 km cross-country skiing.

McKeever and Nishikawa came into the stadium to capture the record-setting gold medal in a time of 46:02, over a minute ahead of silver medallist Yury Holub from Belarus.

Cnossen, already the recipient of a Bronze Star of Valor and a Purple Heart from the Navy, won a gold medal for Team USA for his performance in the 7.5 kilometer sitting during the biathlon competition on Saturday.

Arendz looks for his third medal of the Games in the men's sprint classic style in the standing category (9:48 p.m. ET).

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Despite sending only two novice athletes, and during a major charm offensive with the outside world, there is hope that North Korea's Winter Paralympics debut might signal progress for the country's often harshly treated disabled. "I'll take any colour (medal)". "I'm so excited to be around all of them this week and to be there cheering them on". Before I left the start, the only words going through my head were "be aggressive". I'm really proud and happy to see him on the podium.

After previously ignoring the Summer Paralympics, swimmer Rim Ju Song became North Korea's first Paralympian at London in 2012, followed by two more athletes at Rio 2016.

"I think we're very strong-minded people and I think we can push past people's expectations", he said. "I'm so happy to be a teammate with these guys". "They pushed hard, skied well and towed me along the whole way". "He is so fit, so I knew it would not be a major problem". "I knew that if I just kept the tempo up, I could potentially do it".

Wednesday 13 March, 1.30pm NZT on TVNZ Duke.

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