[PyeongChang 2018] PyeongChang 2018 sets Winter Paralympics ticket sales record

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Brian McKeever won the 20-kilometre visually impaired cross-country race at the Paralympics on March 12.

Davenport native Kevin McKee had two assists as the U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team beat the Czech Republic 10-0 in its second preliminary round game of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Gangneung, South Korea.

McKeever posted a winning time of 46 minutes, 2.4 seconds.

McKeever now holds a remarkable 11 gold medals, three ahead of the nearest Canadian Winter Paralympic athlete, Lauren Woolstencroft, with eight.

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The 30-year-old from Dunedin won a bronze in his Men's super combined event, which uses times from the slalom and super giant slalom, and at one stage lead the timesheets.

Australia has claimed its first Winter Paralympics gold medal in 16 years with Simon Patmore taking out the snowboard cross in PyeongChang. Swiss alpine skier Theo Gmur won the gold medal, while Canada's Alexis Guimond finished third.

Nishikawa said two guides make it easier to keep the pace of the race high. "We believe our hard work will pay off someday", Han added.

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG) said ticket sales for the PyeongChang Paralympics had reached 320,531 as of Monday, and it has surpassed the 316,200 tickets sold for the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics. "I'll take any colour (medal)". "Both Russ and Graham did such a good job today that I was hurting by the end, so it was thanks to them that we got this done". It is a technical event with a longer course and fewer gates than the slalom. "I now hope (the organising committee) can increase the sales target further with six days of competition to go".

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