Ukraine wins 5th gold at 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang

Simon Patmore on his way to winning gold in PyeongChang

Simon Patmore on his way to winning gold

He previously won the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Twenty years after learning, he was losing his eyesight but the Canmore, Alberta based McKeever, never lost a step. "I was hurting at the end".

That year alpine skiers Michael Milton and Bart Bunting bagged six between them - with the pair taking four and two gold medals respectively.

Nishikawa led the first eight kilometres of the race and switched off to Kennedy just before the halfway point. "They pushed hard, skied well and towed me along the whole way".

McKeever suffers from Stargardt's disease, an inherited condition of macular degeneration that also claimed his father's vision. "First of all, it was the merit of our female athletes and I want to extend my honest congratulations to Yekaterina Rumyantseva, who became the three-time champion at her inaugural Paralympics".

McKeever felt his dream of racing at both the Olympics and Paralympics shattered.

"It is my dream to represent GB at a Paralympic Games and I'm really excited about what I can learn from the pinnacle of parasport".

Fighting back from an early fall, "Monster Mike" knocked off the competition one by one, finishing his gold-medal run by defeating reigning world champion Chris Vos of the Netherlands. Now it is awesome for me to be a part of a new generation that has arrived in Mark (Arendz), Collin Cameron, and the young women like Emily (Young), Brittany (Hudak) and Natalie (Wilkie) who are ready to carry the torch. Little brother always wants to be like big brother.

Mr. T also sent out a flurry of tweets to his 232,000 followers expressing admiration for the disabled athletes in Pyeongchang, such as: "I am so inspired by these Paralympians!" That's all I ever wanted to do.

CBC Sports had tweeted, 'Relentless.

Canadian cross-country skier Brian McKeever is particularly fond of the quote "get busy living or get busy dying" from The Shawshank Redemption. He had a hat trick before the game was 10 minutes old. I think it's a testament to great coaching, great support, great staff. Lots of great work being done behind the scenes by so many people that you don't even see who are out here long before we even arrive at the venue. "If many spectators can give us a loud cheer, it can really give us a lot of energy, but for our opponents, it's going to be a lot of pressure". It's incredible to be around someone so great at something.

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