Korean para Nordic skier thanks his mother for Paralympic gold

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

The Canadians have committed to a demanding fitness-first system in trying to capture the country's first Paralympic gold since 2006, and the on-ice results so far - the team outscored its opponents 35-0 in group play - speak for themselves.

With the gold of Sokolović and the bronze of Bošnjak, Croatia has entered the list of 25 nations that won medals at the 12th Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang.

"Mark has been one of the absolute standout stories of these Paralympic Games for Canada", said Todd Nicholson, Chef de Mission of the Canadian Paralympic Team. Minor was sitting in third after two runs but put together a flawless final run to secure the top spot by more than half a second.

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.

Bibian Mentel-Spee of the Netherlands won gold with a time of 56.94 seconds.

Minard had runs of 55.13 seconds, a best of 54.67 and 55.09 Friday (best time determines placing).

In the seventh end, the Chinese team scored two points, taking a 5-4 lead into the eighth where Norway only added one to force an extra end.

The 29-year-old now owns six career Paralympic medals. I have been wanting this for her, I think, more than for myself because she is seriously the most genuine person I know and she works so hard. It will definitely take a little bit, but I feel fantastic.

"The message I want to share is I'm hoping that anyone in Canada can look at the performances this week, not only from myself but the entire nordic team, the entire team Canada here in Pyeongchang and see what is possible", Arendz said.

On the desire for a gold medal today..."Everyone always wants a medal, but it's also about reminding ourselves why we started this". The accident claimed the life of his mother and two brothers. "I wasn't really thinking about where I was in order, I was just proud of my riding, that I stood it up and was fast".

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