Top Shots: Pyeongchang Paralympics

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Above, a dancer is lifted high above performers celebrating the end of the record-breaking Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang on March 18. More athletes from more countries than ever before competed in the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Team USA stays golden

Hockey team celebrating on ice (© Ng Han Guan/AP Images)
(© Ng Han Guan/AP Images)

A last-minute tie with Canada was settled in overtime by Declan Farmer’s game-winning shot, clinching Team USA’s third consecutive Paralympic gold medal in sled hockey March 18. Farmer, a Princeton University sophomore, also scored the goal that sent the game into overtime.

Big air

Three women in cold-weather clothes cheering (© Paul Hanna/Reuters)
(© Paul Hanna/Reuters)

American snowboarder and silver medalist Brittani Coury (left) leaps for joy on the podium next to the Netherlands’ dual medalists Bibian Mentel-Spee (gold) and Lisa Bunschoten (bronze). They medaled in the women’s snowboard banked slalom March 16.

Racing to the rifle range

Two skiers in race (© Carl Recine/Reuters)
(© Carl Recine/Reuters)

Keiichi Sato of Japan (right) and a competitor vie in a cross-country section of the men’s 15km standing biathlon on March 16. Sato finished eighth while Canada’s Mark Arendz took home gold. The Paralympics end March 18.

Just the right touch

Woman in wheelchair pushing stone on ice (© Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
(© Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweden’s Kicki Ulander pushes a stone during a wheelchair curling round-robin match on March 15 against the Neutral athletes from Russia. Sweden won, 7-3, but failed to advance to the semifinals, which will pit Canada against China and Norway against South Korea.


Group of hockey players in front of net (© Martin Rose/Getty Images)
(© Martin Rose/Getty Images)

U.S. player Adam Page (center right, #20) scores a goal during a 10-1 rout of Italy in a para ice hockey semifinal March 15. The Americans will face Canada in the gold medal game. Canada knocked out South Korea, 7-0, in the other semifinal.

Family affair

Man holding two boys (© Jung Yeon/AFP/Getty Images)
(© Jung Yeon/AFP/Getty Images)

An exuberant Yoshihiro Nitta of Japan celebrates with his sons after capturing silver in the men’s 1.5km cross-country standing sprint on March 14. Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Kolyadin won his country’s first-ever Paralympic gold medal. Canada’s Mark Arendz and Finland’s Ilkka Tuomisto tied for bronze.

All spent

Two skiers lying on snow (© Carl Recine/Reuters)
(© Carl Recine/Reuters)

Paralympic cross-country skiers Vilde Nilsen of Norway (left) and Canada’s Emily Young sprawl in the snow after the women’s 1.5km standing sprint on March 14. Nilsen took silver behind gold medalist Anna Milenina from Russia’s squad. Another Canadian racer, Natalie Wilkie, won bronze.

Skiing for the Orange

Woman skiing (© Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
(© Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Anna Jochemsen of the Netherlands competes in the women’s super combined, visually impaired alpine skiing event March 13. One of the Netherlands’ strongest para alpine skiers, she began skiing in the United States at age 7.

Straight shooter

Man on sled (© Ng Han Guan/AP Images)
(© Ng Han Guan/AP Images)

Four-time U.S. Paralympian Aaron Pike displays his shooting and skiing skills in the men’s biathlon sitting 12.5km event March 13. He will also vie to medal in cross-country skiing.

Bravery in war, victory on the slopes

Man skiing (© Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
(© Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Daniel Cnossen won gold for Team USA in the men’s 7.5km sitting biathlon on March 10, Day One of the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Games. The 37-year-old veteran and two-time Paralympian lost his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2009.

Cheers for the home team

Man smiling in huddle of players (© Ng Han Guan/AP Images)
(© Ng Han Guan/AP Images)

South Korea’s men’s sled-hockey team celebrates its first win in a preliminary match against Czech Republic on March 11. The ice hockey tournament will begin in full force March 14 in Gangneung, South Korea.

Aiming for glory

Skier near top of hill (© Simon Bruty/OIS/IOC/Reuters)
(© Simon Bruty/OIS/IOC/Reuters)

Sitting ski racer Niels de Langen of the Netherlands begins a trial run March 7 in preparation for the downhill competition. Eighty gold medals are up for grabs.

Round and round

Performers in wheelchairs surrounded by other performers (© Paul Hanna/Reuters)
(© Paul Hanna/Reuters)

Performers in wheelchairs whirled to the pulsating beat of K-pop music during the colorful opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics. A record 570 athletes from 49 countries will compete in dozens of events in six sports through March 18.

Let’s get started!

Fireworks display above stadium (© Vladimir Smirnov/TASS/Getty Images)
(© Vladimir Smirnov/TASS/Getty Images)

With fireworks, a dazzling light show and the lighting of the Olympic Torch, the XII Winter Paralympics got underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on March 9. Athletes from North and South Korea marched in separately under their own flags.