Nishikawa guides McKeever to record-setting gold


He has since won gold medals in adaptive motocross at the X Games and adaptive snocross at the Winter X Games.

South Korea's mixed wheelchair curling team earned its seventh win at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics on Wednesday to close in on progression to the semifinals.

Yury Holub was second in 47:07.5, while Thomas Clarion of France took the bronze in 47:24.4.

The Canadian team made a decision to split the guide duties during the race between Nishikawa and secondary guide Russell Kennedy.

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.

Earlier, Mark Arendz tied for bronze in a thrilling finish in the men's standing sprint final.

McKeever, who carried Canada's flag into Friday's opening ceremonies, crossed in a time of 46 minutes 2.4 seconds with guides Graham Nishikawa and Russell Kennedy. It's the 27-year-old's first cross-country medal of these Games to go along with a silver and bronze won in biathlon.

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After years of training and rehabilitation, Cnossen was able to compete in the Sochi 2014 Paralympics with the assistance of prosthetics.

Pyeongchang 2018 President Lee Hee-beom added: "We are delighted with the record ticket sales that we have achieved at Pyeongchang 2018".

Oakville's Greg Westlake scored a power-play goal in an 8-0 win over Norway as Canada finished the round-robin with a flawless 3-0 record in Paralympic sledge hockey tournament. "But I won, and won again, and won again and (got) a gold for Team USA".

"That one was really hard", said McKeever, following his gold medal victory.

"Dan lost both of his legs in the explosion, but he never lost that fighting spirit".

Canada went 3-0 in its round-robin pool, outscoring the opposition 35-0 in the process.