Paralympics wrap up

Posted by Ralph | 7:13 PM

While the US didn't lead the podium in the Paralympics and fell fifth behind Russia, Germany, Canada, and the Ukraine, our Olympians had some amazing accomplishments worth noting!

Our four gold medals went to the Sled Hockey team, who triumphed over Japan in a stunning 2-0 final on March 20th, to Stephani Victor in the sit ski super combined, and to Alana Nichols who stole two golds in sit skiing in the downhill and GS events.

Nichols didn't stop there, however, the 27 year old athlete from New Mexico took silver in the Super G and bronze in the Super Combined, the most of any US Paralympic representative.

The four other silver medals went to Laurie Stephens in women's Downhill sitting, Mark Bathum in mens's Downhill VI, Stephani Victor in both GS and Slalom sitting.

The three other bronze medals to go home with the US team went to Danelle Umstead in both Super Combined VI and Downhill VI, as well as to Andy Soule in the mens' Biathlon 2.4km Pursuit sitting.

Great job to all our Paralympians for their triumph over tragedy and for representing our country at the Vancouver games!


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