Kurka ends medal streak by placing 7th in Paralympics super combined

Rodiano Bonacci
Marzo 14, 2018

She hopes her success will bring the Paralympic Games the same attention as the Olympics.

The Canadian Paralympic team added another gold to its medal haul at the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games on Monday, as Opening Ceremony flag-bearer Brian McKeever continued to make history with his 14th Paralympic medal.

The event was won by neutral paralympic athlete Aleksei Bugaev (20), of Russian Federation, from Arthur Bauchet (17), of France.

The 30-year-old also became the first Australian man to win medals at both a Winter and Summer Paralympics having won bronze in athletics at London 2012.

Hall said simply getting on the podium was a special after having to wait eight years to feel the sensation again, having won gold in 2010 in Vancouver in the standing slalom. Swiss alpine skier Theo Gmur won the gold medal, while Canada's Alexis Guimond finished third.

Pauls iis a 2011 graduate of Watchung Hills Regional High School and s one of the bloggers for PyeongChang 2018 and will be producing videos (45 seconds to 3 minutes long) on his behind-the-scenes experience. "The harder you work for something, the better it feels when you finally succeed, and I did that today". He went on to make his second Paralympic team, winning gold in Sochi and continues to be an intricate piece in the team's worldwide success.

"I think we're very strong-minded people and I think we can push past people's expectations", he said.

"I just had to go out in the slalom like I know I can and we got the reward".

Hall's bronze takes New Zealand's medals total to two, following Corey Peters' bronze on Saturday in the men's downhill sitting event. It is a technical event with a longer course and fewer gates than the slalom.

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