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Sit skier Momoka Muraoka raced to Japan’s first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics on Wednesday in the women’s Alpine skiing giant slalom.

Muraoka finished in a disability-factored, two-run total of 2 minutes, 26.53 seconds at Jeongseon Alpine Centre, beating out the Netherlands’ Linda van Impelen by 2.71 seconds. Austria’s Claudia Loesch took the bronze.

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