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Simon Patmore wins Australia's first gold at Winter Paralympics

Simon Patmore celebrates winning gold Camera Icon Simon Patmore celebrates winning
Sammy Stanley | 13 March, 2018, 12:11

As the Russian Paralympic Committee remains suspended, Russian Para athletes are competing in the Winter Paralympic Games in South Korea's PyeongChang held on March 9-18 in the neutral status.

The 38-year-old of Canmore, Alta., raced to his third straight Paralympic title in the men's cross-country 20-kilometre visually impaired freestyle event in a time of 46 minutes 02.4 seconds alongside his guide Graham Nishikawa.

Patmore won bronze in the 200m T46 in London and 100m gold at the Commonwealth Games in the same class eight years ago. Oksana Masters of the United States won silver, beating Lidzia Hrafeyeva of Belarus who took the bronze.

Cnossen, a former U.S Navy Seal, came first in the men's sit ski.

Simon Patmore after winning bronze in London
Simon Patmore wins Australia's first gold at Winter Paralympics

On Saturday, Ekaterina Rumyantseva won the gold medal in women's 6km standing biathlon event. The silver and the bronze went to Germany and Canada each. This takes New Zealand to two medals overall, following Corey Peters' bronze on Saturday in the Men's Downhill Sitting event.

Patmore easily beat Italian Manuel Pozzerle in the two-man final of the upper limb disability class on Monday to win Australia's first medal of the Games.

Team USA also won gold with Andrew Kurka winning the men's sitting downhill skiing.

The opening competition day offered a couple of surprises to the host country. They lost 7-5 to South Korea and 8-1 to Great Britain to fall to 3-2.

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