Brian McKeever of Calgary, Alberta won his 11th career gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games on Sunday evening (Monday in South Korea) at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The event in which McKeever struck gold was the men’s 20 kilometre cross-country skiing for the visually impaired.
This was the third straight Paralympic Winter Games that McKeever won the gold medal in the men’s 20 kilometre cross-country skiing event for the visually impaired. He previously won the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.
McKeever posted a winning time of 46 minutes, 2.4 seconds. Yury Holub of Belarus won the silver medal with a time of 47 minutes, 7.5 seconds. Thomas Clarion of France won the bronze medal with a time of 47 minutes, 24.4 seconds.
McKeever reached the podium by one minute, 26.5 seconds. Zebastian Modin of Sweden, finished in fourth place with a time of 47:28.9. McKeever will go for two more medals. The first will be the men’s 1.5 kilometre sprint for the visually impaired on Tuesday and the second will be the men’s 10 kilometre event for the visually impaired on Saturday.
In sledge hockey, Canada improved to 3-0 with a dominating 8-0 win over Norway. Rob Armstrong of Guelph, Ontario led Canada with three points (two goals and one assist). Canada will now play in the semi-final on Wednesday.
In wheelchair curling, Canada lost both games on Monday. They lost 7-5 to South Korea and 8-1 to Great Britain to fall to 3-2.
Team Canada is in fourth place in the medal standings with seven medals (three gold medals, one silver medal and three bronze medals). They are behind the United States (15 medals), France and the Ukraine (nine medals each).