[PyeongChang 2018] Amid passionate support, Winter Paralympic Games kick off

PyeongChang 2018: World champions Canada sail past Sweden

Ukraine's national team has already won ten medals - four gold, two silver and four bronze.

The first US gold of these Paralympics was the first USA gold in the biathlon, with Kendall Gretsch winning the women's 6km sitting biathlon, with teammate Oksana Masters capturing the bronze.

Alpine skiers and biathletes return to action where more medals will be up for grabs while round-robin play continues in wheelchair curling. The U.S. duo of Daniel Cnossen and Kendall Gretsch, which had never won a race before, both claimed gold in the sitting event.

Laurie Stephens captured the bronze win women's sitting downhill skiing. On Tuesday, he earned ninth place in the men's 12.5km sitting biathlon.

All of the NPA's gold medals came from biathlon: Ekaterina Rumyantseva taking gold in the women's standing and Mikhalina Lysova winning the women's 6km vision impaired event.

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This photo taken March 13, 2018, shows visitors walking at Gangneung Olympic Park in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, where ice sports venues for the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics are located. The silver and the bronze went to Germany and Canada each. Ramsay won bronze in the super-G while Jepsen's bronze in the downhill was Canada's first medal of the Games. Theo Gmur, who won the gold in the Men's Downhill Standing event contested by Hall on Saturday, was also an early casualty.

The opening competition day offered a couple of surprises to the host country.

Paralympics games kicked off in South Korea as players defeated their shortcomings.

The 17 goals are tied for the second-most scored by Canada since Hockey Canada took over the sledge hockey program in 2004.

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