Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Moon Calls for More Public Attention on PyeongChang Paralympics

Moon Calls for More Public Attention on PyeongChang Paralympics

Pyeongchang will host the XII Paralympic Winter Games from March 9 to March 18, after successfully holding the XXIII Olympic Winter Games previous month.

In a meeting with his secretaries at the top office on Monday, Moon hoped that the PyeongChang Paralympics will serve as another opportunity to significantly enhance South Koreans' perceptions of the disabled just as the Seoul Paralympics did 30 years ago.

Simon Patmore has become Australia's first Paralympic snowboard medalist, after claiming the country's first gold medal in 16 years.

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

Taras finished ahead of US athletes Daniel Cnossen and Andrew Soule who took silver and bronze respectively. Oksana Masters of the United States won silver, beating Lidzia Hrafeyeva of Belarus who took the bronze.

He's at the Paralympics for the second time. On Tuesday, he earned ninth place in the men's 12.5km sitting biathlon. The silver and the bronze went to Germany and Canada each.

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Canada's first gold of the PyeongChang Paralympics was won by Mac Marcoux, guided by Jack Leitch in the men's vision impaired downhill skiing.

She has bronze medals in alpine skiing from Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 and cycling in Rio 2016. Italy beat Norway 3-2 in the penalty shootout in a nerve-racking opening game.

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