Gmur has become the new man to chase in the men’s standing category. The 21-year-old showed his talents in the 2017-18 World Cup circuit but was a relative unknown prior to this season.
That is not the case after PyeongChang 2018, where he backed up his overall crystal globe accolade with three Paralympic gold medals.
Gmur won the downhill, giant slalom and super-G events at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. A mistake in the super-G of the super combined cost him an opportunity for a fourth medal. After his early success, Gmur did not race in the final event – slalom – to avoid injury or burnout.
The three-time biathlon World Championships silver medallist finally broke for gold in PyeongChang. Rad first showed his potential in the 2016-17 World Cup tour where he finished second in the overall biathlon rankings. At 18 years old, he won the men’s 12.5km sitting Paralympic gold.
At 17, Wilkie left her first Paralympics with two medals: gold in the women’s 7.5km classic and bronze in the 1.5km sprint classic standing. She has only been competing since December but her cross-country talents date way back.
She competed at the national level and in June 2016 lost four fingers of her left hand during a woodwork class.
The official website for PyeongChang 2018 can be found here.