Momoka Muraoka claims Japan's first gold of Pyeongchang 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

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

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 ...

Japan looks to boost medal count as Paralympics commence

Mar 8, 2018

Japan looks to boost medal count as Paralympics commence

The Winter Olympics may have ended, but there is plenty more high-level competition to come in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Winter Paralympics kick off on Friday, with the promise of awe-inspiring feats by athletes with disabilities. The games run through March 18. Japan's hopes of improving ...