Canada enjoyed a sensational Day Three of the Winter Paralympics as a host of nations claimed gold medals.
Para Alpine Skiing
Women’s Super Combined Vision Impaired Slalom
Gold went to Slovakia courtesy of Henrieta Farkašová who recorded the second fastest time in the Super-G before clawing her way to first in her slalom with a time of 44.82.
Zhu Daqing of China relinquished her lead in the slalom to claim silver, while Great Britain’s Menna Fitzpatrick finished in the bronze medal position.
Women’s Super Combined Standing Slalom
Ebba Aarsjoe was a dominant force in this division for Sweden, taking out the slalom four second ahead of anyone else. It made up for her time in the Super-G, which was three seconds behind Zhang Mengqiu of China who finished in second.
Alana Ramsay of Canada took out bronze after a superb run in the Super-G.
Women’s Super Combined Sitting Slalom
Anna-Lena Forster continued a fantastic Paralympics for Germany in her gold medal victory. She beat Japan’s Momoka Muraoka in a thrilling finish to the slalom, shaving off seven seconds to claw her way to first.
Liu Sitong of China finished in third behind the the encounter at the top of the leaderboard.
Men’s Super Combined Vision Impaired Slalom
Italy claimed gold courtesy of Giacomo Bertagnolli in the B3, taking the lead through a fantastic slalom that saw him claim gold by over two seconds.
Austria’s Johannes Aigner grabbed silver, and Neil Simpson of Great Britain skied in for bronze.
Men’s Super Combined Standing Slalom
France claimed their first gold of the para skiing on Day Three via Arthur Bauchet. He produced scintillating times in both events to soundly beat Finland’s Santeri Kiiveri.
New Zealand’s Adam Hall produced a terrific display to claim bronze for his country.
Men’s Super Combined Sitting Slalom
In the combined sitting it was Norwegian Jesper Pederson who finished first with just 0.18 seconds separating him from Jeroen Kampschreur.
The Dutchman was joined on the podium by compatriot Niels de Langen who trailed by nearly three seconds.
Para Cross Country Skiing
Men’s Long Distance Standing (Classic)
Japan’s Taiki Kawayoke was superb in his cross country skiing performance, crossing nearly two seconds ahead of the chasing pack.
He was followed in by two Chinese skiiers – Cai claimed silver while Qiu finished in third place.
Women’s Long Distance Standing (Classic)
Natalie Wilkie added to the Canadian celebrations with gold, coming in ahead of the United States’ Sydney Peterson in a fierce battle that finished with the pair split by under a second.
Canada made it one and three with Brittany Hudak crossing for bronze.
Women’s Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Big Final
Veteran Cecile Hernandez of France was victorious in the first final of the para snowboard on Day Three. She finished ahead of Canada’s Lisa DeJong and the United States’ Brenna Huckaby in an exhilarating final.
Men’s Snowboard Cross SB-UL Big Final
China finished in first, second, third, fourth, seventh and ninth in a dominant display in front of home fans.
Lijia Ji, Pengyao Wang and Yonggang Zhu all proudly stood atop the podium in an historic event for the host nation of the Winter Paralympics.
Men’s Snowboard Cross SB-LL1 Big Final
Canada continued its glorious day with Tyler Turner’s escapades. Turning to the sport at 33, he dominated the final ahead of the US’ Mike Schultz and China’s Wu Zhongwei.
Men’s Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Big Final
Australia claimed its first medal of the Games with bronze going to Ben Tudhope, the 2014 Sochi Games veteran.
In first place finished Finland’s Matti Suur-Hamari, while the United States’ Garrett Geros claimed silver after just four years of para snowboarding.
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