Sit skier Momoka Muraoka claimed the silver in women’s downhill on Saturday for Japan’s first medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics.

Muraoka, the country’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony, finished the course at Jeongseon Alpine Centre 1.49 seconds behind Germany’s Anna Schaffelhuber, who is here looking to repeat her five-discipline golden sweep in Sochi.

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