[PyeongChang 2018] Amid passionate support, Winter Paralympic Games kick off

Украина вышла на второе место в медальном зачете Паралимпиады-2018

Stephanie Jallen of the USA speeds down the course during the Alpine Skiing Standing Women's Downhill at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre at the Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, South Korea, Saturday, March 10 2018. 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.

McKeever reached the podium by one minute, 26.5 seconds.

Alpine skiers and biathletes return to action where more medals will be up for grabs while round-robin play continues in wheelchair curling. The first will be the men's 1.5 kilometre sprint for the visually impaired on Tuesday and the second will be the men's 10 kilometre event for the visually impaired on Saturday.

McGregor was just one of a number of Canadians who had big days offensively - Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) had a hat trick of his own along with two assists, Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) had a goal and five helpers, and Liam Hickey (St. John's, N.L.) and Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) finished with two goals and three assists apiece.

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On Sunday, Canada posted another shutout with a 10-0 win over Italy.

Patmore easily beat Italian Manuel Pozzerle in the two-man final of the upper limb disability class on Monday to win Australia's first medal of the Games.

It is Russia's third gold medal at the Paralympics in South Korea.

All in all, with its six medals - one gold, three silver medals, and two bronze medals - Belarus is now on the 9th place in the medal standings. They are behind the United States (15 medals), France and the Ukraine (nine medals each).

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