Henrieta Farkasova, with guide Natalia Subrtova, leave PyeongChang as the most decorated Paralympian with four gold medals and a silver in alpine skiing.
A silver medal in the women’s slalom vision impaired on the last day brought them to tears. They were going for a fifth and perfect Paralympic Games. But it should not take away from an overall successful week for the three-time Paralympian Farkasova, who has had her guide Subrtova since 2008.
Host nation hero
Eui Hyun Sin’s became South Korea’s lone gold medallist and most successful athlete in his home Games.
Sin stole the show when he men’s sitting 7.5km race, feeling the roaring crowd surge him to the finish line.
Sin entered the Games ranked ninth in the overall World Cup standings. But there was hidden potential as a two-time medallist from the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany.
His gold added go the 15km cross-country bronze in PyeongChang.
Chinese wheelchair curling
China went 9-2 in the round-robin sessions, en route to a 6-5 victory over reigning world champion Norway in the finals. Led by skip Haitao Wang, their victory marked not only China’s first Paralympic medal in the sport, but also the country’s first in a Paralympic Winter Games.
Missing the 2017 World Championships podium, the team had a strong round-robin showing and came through in a tight contest against Norway.
McKeever leads Canadian success
Canada was second in the medals tally with 28 total, eight behind golds.
Leading the way was vision impaired cross-country skier Brian McKeever, who won his 13th Paralympic gold after the 10km event.
It was his fifth Paralympic Winter Games appearance, and he showed no sign of slowing down.
The official site for PyeongChang 2018 can be found here.