Hometown cheers on BC's Natalie Wilkie as she wins first gold medal

South Korean wheelchair curlers celebrate after beating China 7-6 in a round-robin match at the Pyeong Chang Winter Paralympics at Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangneung Gangwon Province

South Korean wheelchair curlers celebrate after beating China 7-6 in a round-robin match at the Pyeong Chang Winter Paralympics at Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangneung Gangwon Province

Brittani Coury will bring a medal home to Durango from the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. "And this is the fifth medal at these Paralympics so my statistics just went out the window".

"After finishing third after the first run I never expected I would win gold", said the delighted Croatian, who dedicated the medal to his wife Barbara and daughter Vita.

Elliott made his name known with a new title of Paralympic champion in the men's LL1 class, leading the field to win gold and his second medal of the Games.

The Osaka native claimed his second medal at these games after he finished with the best time in the SB-LL2 classification of 48.68 seconds on his last of three runs at Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

Marie Wright, right, of Canada throws a stone during the Wheelchair Curling Bronze Medal Game between South Korea and Canada at the Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangneung, South Korea at the 2018 Winter Paralympics Saturday, March 17, 2018. "I didn't even think about that", said Milenina after the race.

Similar to her first run in snowboard cross, Coury, 31, fell in her first run Friday, but she shook off the spill. The best time determines the victor. The accident claimed the life of his mother and two brothers. "No matter the result that happened this week, I know that my kids were still going to love me, and my wife was still going to love me, and the sun was still going to come up tomorrow". It will definitely take a little bit, but I feel fantastic.

On the desire for a gold medal today..."Everyone always wants a medal, but it's also about reminding ourselves why we started this. 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". "I just wanted to be down at the bottom as fast as I could, and it actually paid off".

Evan StrongOn the growth of the sport since Sochi and success of Team USA..."I'm not just extremely proud for Team USA, but I'm extremely proud for my sport".

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