Mar 08 Photo gallery presented by Citi: Day 1

By Getty Images | March 08, 2014, 12:45 p.m. (ET)

The United States has three medals after the first day of competition at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. On March 8 at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center, Allison Jones won Team USA’s first medal of the Games, a bronze in the women’s standing downhill. Alana Nichols and Laurie Stephens later added silver and bronze in the women’s sitting race. Andy Soule, a U.S. Army veteran, and Oksana Masters finished fourth in biathlon. In Sochi, the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team beat Italy 5-1 while Team USA fell twice in the wheelchair curling competition. 

Allison Jones during Day 1 of Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on March 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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