Yesterday Croatia claimed its first ever medal at the Winter Paralympics when Bruno Bosnjak won bronze after finishing third in the snowboarding event.
Masters' five-medal haul in Pyeongchang has increased her Paralympic count to eight between Nordic skiing and rowing.
"Mark has been one of the absolute standout stories of these Paralympic Games for Canada", said Todd Nicholson, Chef de Mission of the Canadian Paralympic Team. Brenna Huckaby (Salt Lake City, Utah), Noah Elliott (St. Louis, Missouri), and Mike Minor (Waymart, Pennsylvania) highlighted the day with gold for the U.S.as the discipline made its debut in South Korea. Ideson, from Ideson, Ont., and Thiessen, from Sanford, Man., were on the team that won gold in Sochi.
Sin was looking to add South Korea's second medal at the PyeongChang Paralympics. The fastest timed run of the three determines the victor.
Minard had runs of 55.13 seconds, a best of 54.67 and 55.09 Friday (best time determines placing).
The 24-year-old Narita, whose left leg was paralyzed below the knee in a training accident on a trampoline, led the field on his first run but improved in each of his two subsequent efforts for his first Paralympic gold.
The six-foot-three athlete was presented the flag by teammate Brian McKeever, who carried the flag in the opening ceremonies, and claimed his third gold medal of the Games earlier Saturday. "I didn't even know I was the leader until I reached the finish line". It will definitely take a little bit, but I feel fantastic. "I am still in shock and there were many thoughts of many people going through my mind when out there.All of New Zealand, I really feel like I have been supported out there". "We put ourselves in a good position to medal and we played well". I love snowboarding, I've always loved snowboarding, and to just be here, enjoying it and having fun is just wonderful.