June 25, 2022

Canada’s Brian McKeever competes within the males’s center distance free approach imaginative and prescient impaired on Day 8 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics at Zhangjiakou Nationwide Biathlon Centre on March 12, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China.MICHAEL STEELE/Getty Photos

Brian McKeever of Canmore, Alta., together with information Graham Nishikawa, has gained gold within the males’s para cross-country center distance imaginative and prescient impaired race on the 2022 Winter Paralympics.

The victory was McKeever’s sixteenth gold medal and tied him with Gerd Schoenfelder of Germany for essentially the most titles by a male winter Paralympian.

McKeever beat out Sweden’s Zebastian Modin and Ukraine’s Dmytro Suiarko in a time of 33 minutes, 6.6 seconds to win his historic gold.

The 42-year-old has gained 20 Paralympic medals over the course of his profession.

Moreover, Natalie Wilkie of Salmon Arm, B.C., gained her third medal on the Beijing Video games, capturing a silver within the ladies’s para cross-country middle-distance standing occasion.

Wilkie, 21, was sandwiched between Ukrainian athletes Oleksandra Kononova and Iryna Bui.

Wilkie beforehand gained golds within the ladies’s standing dash and long-distance para cross-country races.

This was her sixth profession Paralympic medal.

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