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.