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Gold: Brian McKeever and Russell Kennedy
(Canada, Para Cross-country skiing)
McKeever extended his record s the winningest Para Cross-Country Skier in Winter Paralympic history, as he won his 14th Paralympic gold medal, this time with Russell Kennedy. He won the Men’s 20km classical visually impaired for the fourth time in a row.
Watch the Men’s 20 km Visually Impaired highlights (Paralympic)
Silver: Vitaliy Lukyanenko and Borys Babar
(Ukraine, Para Biathlon)
The Ukrainian extended his record as the winningest Para Biathlon competitor in Winter Paralympic history, winning his seventh gold medal, taking the Men’s 6 kilometers Visually impaired, in a Ukrainian 1-2-3. He also won his eight one day later. Grygorii Vovchynskyi (UKR) won the Standing competition and Liu Zixu (CHN) in sitting
The Women’s division saw more Ukrainian gold with Oksana Shyshkova and her guide Vitaliy Kazakov taking the Women’s 6 kilometers Visually Impaired, while Guo Yujie (CHN) won the Standing division, and Oksana Masters (USA) won the Sitting division, which means she has now won Paralympic gold medals in three sports.
Relive the competition (Paralympic)
Bronze: Henrieta Farkašova
(Slovakia, Para Alpine skiing)
Henrieta Farkašova has already won two gold medals at the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games, as she won the Women’s Alpine Skiing Downhill Visually Impaired, with Martin Motyka, and the Super combined with Michal Červeň. She now has 11 Paralympic gold medals which place her as the winningest women’s Visually Impaired competitor of all time. The Super-G competition was son by other Slovakians: Alexandra Rexová and Eva Trajčíková.
In Women’s Sitting, Anna-Lena Forster (DEU) won the Super Combined sitting but was defeated by Momoka Muraoka (JPN) in Super-G and Downhill. Jesper Pedersen (NOR) won the Men’s Super-G and Super Combined, while he was defeated by Corey Peters (NZL). Another notable winner was Arthur Bauchet (FRA), winning the Men’s standing Super combined and Downhill competitions.
Watch her Combined gold medal Highlights (Paralympic)