Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

McKeever wins 11th career gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games

McKeever wins 11th career gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games

Brian McKeever won the 20-kilometre visually impaired cross-country race at the Paralympics on March 12.

The 2018 Paralympics are now into the fourth day in PyeongChang and the Australian team has won its first medal after Simon Patmore won gold in the snowboard cross yesterday.

In 2010, at age 17, he was the youngest member of the gold medal-winning squad at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

That was the second medal for Bugaev at the Pyeongchang Games.

A lover of action sports, Schultz, 36, continues to compete in motocross; he's won multiple gold medals in the event at the X Games.

Making his fifth Paralympic Games appearance, the 38-year-old officially has the most medals of any Canadian Winter Paralympian with 14, edging past the late Lana Spreeman, who won 13 medals in Para-alpine skiing from 1980-94.

McKeever reached the podium by one minute, 26.5 seconds.

Nishikawa said following the race they made a decision to implement this unique strategy as a way to keep up a higher speed with McKeever throughout the entirety of the race. "It's the athletes, too; I think it's educating people on what the Paralympics are and that we work as hard as every other Olympian". He went on to make his second Paralympic team, winning gold in Sochi and continues to be an intricate piece in the team's global success.

"There was a couple of mistakes in the Super G but we knew we were in the hunt and I knew I just had to go out and slalom like I know I can. I'll take any colour (medal)".

"I love being part of a team in the military, and when I became injured I was looking to seek that out again", Cnossen said Saturday at the games. It is a technical event with a longer course and fewer gates than the slalom.

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