winter paralympics

Photo by Michael Clubine

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If it’s time for the Paralympics, it’s time for Wheelchair Sports Federation Media’s crack team of volunteer journalists and photographers to post the best of the games for those of us following from home. Enjoy these selections from the first day of the Pyeongchang Games, which ran from March 9-18, and visit wheelchairsportsfederation.org or follow WSF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more.

 

winter paralympicsAn injury almost prevented Paralympic veteran Oksana Masters from competing in the biathlon sitting women’s 6km, an event in which she won the silver. “I dug as deep as I could for my team, and I’m happy to be on the podium.”

Photo by Thomas Lovelock for OIS/IOC.

 

winter paralympicsTeam USA’s Andrew Kurka (center) celebrates winning the gold in men’s downhill skiing. After injuries kept him out of the Sochi Games, Kurka, 26 and a T10 para, said: “I didn’t know if I was going continue to ski again, to chase this dream.” Dream chased, dream caught.

Photo by Ken King.