Canada’s McKeever wins 14th Paralympic gold medal, defends 20-kilometre cross-country name


Brian McKeever received Canada’s 2nd gold medal of the Beijing Paralympics, merely protecting his name throughout the men’s 20-kilometre cross-country vision-impaired race Sunday.

This can be a 14th gold medal and 18th medal overall throughout the Paralympics for the 42-year-old from Calgary.

McKeever, in his 6th and shutting Paralympics, used to be the three-time protecting champion throughout the instance and a clear favourite heading into the long-distance race.

He crossed the top line in 55 mins and 36.7 seconds — more than 3 mins ahead of Jake Adicoff of the United States in 2nd. Zebastian Modin of Sweden took residing the bronze.

Russell Kennedy and Graham Nishikawa were McKeever’s guides.

The overall time McKeever didn’t top the podium throughout the 20km cross-country instance used to be in 2006 when he received silver.

Alpine skier Mollie Jepsen received Canada’s first gold medal in Beijing throughout the ladies’s status downhill.

This record by means of The Canadian Press used to be first printed March 6, 2022.

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