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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE

Top 10 Americas Moments of 2018: No. 1

Brian McKeever makes history at Winter Paralympics 31 Dec 2018
By APC

"It's confirmation that we're still competitive even at ripe old age now. It's not just about chasing another victory, but it's actually seeing if we can work on weaknesses and improve."

Brian McKeever left PyeongChang 2018 with three gold medals to become the most successful cross-country skier in Paralympic history. He now holds 13 titles across five Games.

McKeever´s major achievement comes in No. 1 in the Americas Paralympic Committee's Top 10 Moments of 2018.

In PyeongChang, McKeever, guided by Graham Nishikawa and Russell Kennedy, won all three cross-country vision impaired races for a second consecutive Games.

"It's confirmation that we're still competitive even at ripe old age now. It's not just about chasing another victory, but it's actually seeing if we can work on weaknesses and improve," he said.

After such a stunning performance, McKeever was voted the Allianz Best Male Athlete of the Month for March.

At the Paralympic Winter Games, McKeever also claimed two silvers and one bronze in cross-country, and one bronze in biathlon.

He began skiing at age three and started competing at 12 years old.

Among the many accolades he has received throughout his career, McKeever was recognised for his remarkable achievements with the Male Athlete of 2018 award for Winter Sport Performance at the Canadian Sport Awards.

"It was a huge honour to be named Canadian male winter sport athlete of the year @AthletesCAN Canadian Sport Awards. Thank you for this amazing recognition! I am in shock," he tweeted afterwards.