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U.S. Paralympics

U.S. Paralympics

 

Team USA

 

McFadden races to silver in cross-country sprint 

Cross-country skiing: Tatyana McFadden earns her first-ever Winter Games medal
American Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden added another accomplishment to her alread storied Paralympic career by winning a silver medal in the 1-kilometer sitting cross-country race at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center. McFadden finished with a time of 2:45.7, just 0.1 seconds behind Norway's Mariann Marthinsen in what was the most hotly-contested race of the day. Oksana Masters, who won a silver medal in cross-country skiing earlier in the Games, finished the race in fifth place. On the men's side, Army veteran Andy Soule and Navy Lieutenant Commander Dan Cnossen and finished fifth and sixth, respectively. More 

 

Alpine skiing: Laurie Stephens extends medal streak with slalom bronze
Laurie Stephens won bronze in the women's slalom sitting event today at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. The medal marks the third of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games for Stephens, who previously won bronze in the downhill and super-G events. Danelle Umstead and guide Rob Umstead finished fourth in the women's visually-impaired slalom, while Staci Mannella and guide Kim Seevers placed sixth. In the women's standing slalom, Melanie Schwartz ended the day in 10th. More

 

 

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Wheelchair curling: USA defeats China and Sweden, keeps playoffs in sight
Team USA has found its groove at the Ice Cube Curling Center, defeating both China and Sweden today at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Patrick McDonald turned in a scorching 84 percent shooting output in a 10-2 win over China's Haitao Wang rink this morning. Later in the afternoon, Team USA pushed its win streak to three after earning an 8-3 victory over Sweden's Jalle Jungell rink. The Americans are now 4-4 with one round robin game remaining before the playoffs. More

 

 

 

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ATHLETE FEATURE
Megan Harmon celebrates 'Undead Day' at first Paralympic Winter Games
On March 12, 2009, Megan Harmon was a typical college student when a serious motorcycle accident resulted in the amputation of her left leg just above the knee. Within two weeks, she was walking with a prosthetic and returned to snowboarding six months later. March 12, 2014, marks the five-year anniversary of the accident, a day Harmon now calls her "undead day". Harmon will compete in the first-ever Paralympic snowboard cross competition on March 14. More

 

 

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ATHLETE FEATURE
Fueling Communities presented by BP: Patrick McDonald, wheelchair curling  

For U.S.Army veteran Patrick McDonald, wearing the colors red, white and blue bring immense pride. But McDonald also likes to make sure there are accents of pink. He has been known to sport a pink wheelchair, pink fingernails, pink curling gloves and various articles of pink clothing. What began as attending several charity tournaments for breast cancer awareness has grown into a more personal cause for McDonald, as multiple friends and family have been affected by the disease. More 

 

 

 

RELIVE THE ACTION

Can't catch your favorite athletes live? Video of all Sochi 2014 Paralympic events and medal ceremonies, as well as exclusive athlete features, are available on demand at TeamUSA.org/video! 

 

COMPETITION SCHEDULE - 3/13
Alpine skiing
3 p.m. – Men's slalom, run 1
7 p.m. – Men's slalom, run 2

Sled hockey
8 p.m. – Semifinal game, USA v. Canada

Wheelchair curling
9:30 a.m. – USA v. Great Britain
 

 

FOR THE MEDIA

Guide
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TUNE-IN
NBC and NBCSN will combine to air an unprecedented 52 hours of coverage of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. For the complete broadcast schedule, click here. All events throughout the Games will also be live streamed on TeamUSA.org.