PyeongChang 2018: Day 5 as it happens

Latest updates from every event on fifth day of Winter Games 14 Mar 2018
a female Nordic sit skier celebrates on the finish line

Andrea Eskau heads into the cross-country sprint as a PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic champion

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There are 36 medals up for grabs on day five in cross-country and alpine skiing. And Wednesday's first gold went to USA with Andrew Soule in the men's cross-country 1.1 km sprint sitting.

Alpine skiing

Henrieta Farkasova, with guide Natalia Subrtova, won her fourth gold in PyeongChang 2018 this time in the women's giant slalom vision impaired. The silver went to Great Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick (guide Jennifer Kehoe) and bronze to Australia's Melissa Perrine (guide Christian Geiger).

France's Marie Bochet won gold in the women's giant slalom standing followed by Germany's Andrea Rothfuss and Canada's Molie Jepsen.

Momoka Muraoka gave Japan its first gold medal in PyeongChang winning the women's giant slalom sitting. The Netherland's Linda van Imepelen finished second and Austria's Claudia Loesch third.

It was also first gold for Italy with Giacomo Bertagnolli (guide Fabrizio Casal) in the men's giant slalom vision impaired. Slovakia's Jakub Krako was silver and Canada's Mac Marcoux bronze.

In the men's giant slalom standing Switzerland's Theo Gmur conquered his third gold. Neutral Paralympic Ahtlete Alekxsei Bugaev took silver and Canada's Alexis Guimond bronze.

Norway's first Paralympic champion in PyeongChang came in the men's giant slalom sitting with Jesper Pedersen. Silver for USA with Tyler Walker and bronze for Poland with Igor Sikorski (his country's first medal in the 2018 Games).

Cross-country skiing

Andrew Soule from USA won the men's cross-country 1.1km sprint sitting followed by Belarus' Dzmitry Loban and USA's Daniel Cnossen.

And there was more USA gold in the women's 1.1km sprint sitting. Oksana Masters' first gold in PyeongChang. Germany's Andrew Eskau took the silver medal and Neutral Paralympic Athlete Marta Zainullina bronze.

Kazakhstan won its first ever gold medal in the Paralympic Winter Games with Alexandr Kolyadin in the men's 1.5km sprint standing. Japan's Yoshihiro Nitta took silver and Canada's Mark Arendz and Finland's Illka Tuomisto finished spectacurlaly tied in third place.

Neutral Paralympic Athlete Anna Milenina won the women's 1.5km sprint standing followed by Norway's Vilde Nilsen and Canada's Natalie Wilkie.

Canada's Brian McKeever took his 12th Paralympic gold after winning the men's 1.5km sprint vision impaired. Sweden's Zebastian Modin finished second and USA's Jake Adicoff third.

Belarus' Sviatlana Sakhanenka won the women's 1.5km sprint vision impaired. Neutral Paralympic Athlete Mikhalina Lysova took silver and Ukraine's Oksana Shyshkova bronze.

Para ice hockey

Czech Republic was 3-1 down but managed to equalise with one minute to go and then beat Sweden on penalty shootouts.

Now the Czechs will play for the fifth place against Norway, after they thrashed Japan 6-1 in the second game of the day thanks a a hat-trick from nine-time Paralympic veteran Rolf Einar Pedersen.

Wheelchair curling

Morning results: Finland 6-5 Sweden, Germany 3-8 Great Britain, Slovakia 2-9 China, Switzerland 7-4 USA.

Afternoon results: Great Britain 3-9 USA, Korea 2-9 Norway, Germany 4-9 Switzerland, Canada 5-4 NPA.

Evening results: China 10-4 NPA, Slovakia 5-9 Canada, South Korea 4-2 Sweden, Norway 6-4 Finland.