Belarus wins its sixth medal at Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang


On the first day, Henrieta from Slovakia bagged first gold medal of the games in Downhill Skiing, while Andrew Kurka won bronze medal in the same sport.

This was the third straight Paralympic Winter Games that McKeever won the gold medal in the men's 20 kilometre cross-country skiing event for the visually impaired.

Simon Patmore has become Australia's first Paralympic snowboard medalist, after claiming the country's first gold medal in 16 years.

McKeever surpassed para alpine skier Lana Spreeman, who won 13 medals in her five Paralympic appearances.

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"Right now in PyeongChang dreams are coming true for 670 athletes in the 2018 paralympic athletes", Beare said "We have 55 athletes on Team Canada and 43 per cent of them have connections to British Columbia".

The Para athlete from Russian Federation covered the distance in 2 minutes and 10.56 seconds.

Also today, the Belarusian Yuri Golub won his second silver at the Games.

In ice hockey, the hosts beat Japan while in the second match, Canada thrashed Sweden by 17-0.

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Armstrong added an assist for a three-point performance, while Brad Bowden, Tyler McGregor, and Liam Hickey had a goal and a helper each.

All in all, with its six medals - one gold, three silver medals, and two bronze medals - Belarus is now on the 9th place in the medal standings.

Canada will end pool play against Norway at 2:30 a.m. Monday.

In wheelchair curling, South Korea made another great start by beating the United States 7-3.

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