Who Is Dan Cnossen? Barack Obama Congratulates Paralympian Veteran on Gold Medal


McKeever is also one of the most decorated Winter Paralympians ever - only eight winter athletes have more gold medals than him.

The Dunedin Para skier Adam Hall won a bronze medal in the Men's Super Combined at the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games.

Kurka was in sixth place after the super-G with a time of 1 minute, 27.17 seconds.

Oksana Shyshkova, the biathlete won the fifth gold medal for Ukraine at 2018 Winter Paralympics as the National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine reported on Facebook on March 13.

"I wasn't aware of this record, but it is pretty cool", McKeever said, "I think for me more than anything is this is a testament to our entire program".

That year alpine skiers Michael Milton and Bart Bunting bagged six between them - with the pair taking four and two gold medals respectively.

The 30-year-old finished seventh of the 32 competitors in the earlier men's super-G standing event, but after finishing third in the men's slalom standing event, he leapt up the aggregate table to take the bronze medal.

"I personally describe the Paralympics as the adaptive division of the Olympic Games", she said.

After years of training and rehabilitation, Cnossen was able to compete in the Sochi 2014 Paralympics with the assistance of prosthetics.

"I had the guts to go out and do it, have a go and this is the reward I get for it". "He is so fast that we have to drive a really hard pace into the wind because we know he is always going to be there, so it is hard for us to keep the pace going", Nishikawa said in a press release this morning.

"I'll take any colour, any colour at all".

"I love being part of a team in the military, and when I became injured I was looking to seek that out again", Cnossen said Saturday at the games.