PyeongChang 2018: Day 9 as it happens

Latest updates from all competitions on final day of Winter Paralympics 18 Mar 2018
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Liudmyla Liashenko and Ukraine won the opening gold of the final day of PyeongChang 2018

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Alpine skiing

The final alpine skiing event is women's slalom across all categiories.

After the first run Slovakia's Henrieta Farkasova leads the vision impaired category, seemingly on course for a clean sweep of golds at PyeongChang 2018. Great Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick and Millie Knight are second and third respectively.

In the women's standing favourite Marie Bochet of France is top of the standings after the first run. Canada's Mollie Jepsen and Germany's Andrea Rothfuss complete the top three.

In the women's sitting a German is leading the standings - but it's not multi-Paralympic champion Anna Schaffelhuber. Instead it's compatriot Anna-Lena Forster with the fastest run of the morning. Mumoka Muraoka of Japan is second and Austria's Claudia Loesch third. Schaffelhuber currently sits outside the medals in fourth.

But a huge shock in the second run sees Farkasova miss out on her final gold. A stunning second run from Fitzpatrick is enough to win Great Britain's first gold of the Games in the women's vision impaired with a combined time of 1:51.80. Farkasova has to settle for silver with GB's Knight taking the bronze.

There was no such upset in the women's standing though, as an emotional Marie Bochet won the slalom gold that she missed out on in Sochi. The Frenchwoman beat silver medallist Mollie Jepsen of Canada by a mammoth 4.13 seconds to record a combined time of 1:55.46. Germany's Andrea Rothfuss took bronze.

In the women's sitting Loesch lost her chance for a medal when she missed the first gate to register a DNF. The bronze medal still went to Austria though, as Heike Eder won her first medal of the Games.

Forster of Germany and Muraoka of Japan led from the front to claim gold and silver - Forster taking the title in a time of 1:55:82.

Cross-country skiing

Ukraine have claimed the first gold of the final day of the Winter Games. Their team of Iurii Utkin, Liudmyla Liashenko, Yulia Batenkova-Bauman and Oksana Shyshkova won the 4x2.5km Mixed Relay in a time of 24 minutes 31 seconds.

Canada's quartet of Natalie Wilkie, Emily Young, Chris Klebl and Mark Arendz finished 50 seconds back to take silver.

Germany collected bronze with a team featuring Andrea Eskau, Steffen Lehmker, and Alexander Ehler.

France claimed cross-country gold in a tight final race - the 4x2.5km Open Relay. Benjamin Daviet skied two legs, and together with Anthony Chalencon and Thomas Clarion, clocked a time of 22 minutes 46 seconds.

Norway finished 22 seconds behind France for the silver - the team featuring Nils-Erik Ulset, Hakon Olsrud and Eirik Bye.

Canada snatched a dramatic bronze on the line thanks to a fast final run from 13-time Paralympic champion Brian McKeever. He and teammate Collin Cameron both skied two legs to take the final medal.

Para ice hockey

The gold medal match sees fierce rivals Canada and USA face off the first time in a Paralympic final.

Canada took the lead in the first period through Billy Bridges and it looked as though they would hold on to claim the gold in regulation time.

But with just 37 seconds of the game remaining Declan Farmer tied the scores for USA to send the match into overtime.

And it is USA who wins it! Farmer with his second goal of the game 3.30 into the overtime period to tie the record for the most goals at a single Paralympics and give USA the gold.