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Determination inspires Momoka Muraoka in gold-medal quest

Paralympics Mar 15, 2018

Determination inspires Momoka Muraoka in gold-medal quest

After winning two bronze and a silver, Alpine sit skier Momoka Muraoka's determination pushed her to win the best-colored medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics At 21, she became the youngest Japanese athlete to win gold at the Winter Paralympics when she topped the 10-woman ...

Chernobyl victim captures gold at Paralympics

Paralympics Mar 14, 2018

Chernobyl victim captures gold at Paralympics

An American skier who suffered birth defects due to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and spent her early life in orphanages said she was "on cloud nine" after winning gold in the 1.1-km cross-country sprint skiing at the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics on Wednesday. Oksana Masters was ...

Momoka Muraoka claims Japan's first gold of Pyeongchang Paralympics

Paralympics Mar 14, 2018

Momoka Muraoka claims Japan's first gold of Pyeongchang Paralympics

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 ...

Gurimu Narita captures snowboarding bronze at Paralympics

Paralympics Mar 12, 2018

Gurimu Narita captures snowboarding bronze at Paralympics

Gurimu Narita won bronze in the snowboard cross LL2 classification at the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Monday in his Paralympic debut. The 24-year-old outran rival Evan Strong of the United States in the head-to-head race for third at Jeongseon Alpine Centre, after being knocked out ...

Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics open as biggest in history

Paralympics Mar 9, 2018

Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics open as biggest in history

A Korean amputee performer beat a giant drum on a freezing, foggy Friday night to celebrate the opening of the largest Winter Paralympics in history. A record 567 disabled athletes, representing 48 countries and regions, as well as the Neutral Paralympic Athlete delegation, will compete ...