Top Medal Moments from PyeongChang 2018

By Kendra Hansey | Dec. 20, 2018, 2:34 p.m. (ET)

As 2018 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the top photos of photo finishes and Team USA reactions at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Relieve the emotion from your favorite medal moments from South Korea:

Oksana Masters winning her first gold medal
Oksana Masters captured her first Paralympic gold medal when she won the 1.1-kilometer sprint in the sitting cross-country race. The four-time Paralympian overcame an injured elbow that forced her to drop out of one of her races the day prior, making the next day’s victory even more satisfying.



Team USA won its third consecutive gold medal with a 2-1 overtime victory over Canada.
Powered by the late shooting heroics of Declan Farmer, Team USA claimed an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over Canada in the 2018 Winter Games.

 


Brenna Huckaby raced to the top spot in snowboardcross to secure her first Paralympic gold medal. The first-time Paralympian swept both of her events, winning gold in banked slalom as well. Huckaby was the only U.S. athlete to go undefeated in individual competition in PyeongChang.

 


Making history in her Paralympic debut, Kendall Gretsch (center) won gold in the women’s sitting biathlon sprint to become the first American to win a biathlon gold at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. She was joined on the podium by U.S. teammate Oksana Masters who took silver.


Mike Schultz reacts after winning his first Paralympic medal with gold in the men's snowboardcross in PyeongChang.
In his Paralympic debut, Mike Schultz made his name known when he won snowboardcross gold in the men’s LL1 class.

Andrew Soule celebrates in the cross-country skiing - Men's 1.1km Sprint Final, Sitting on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, winning his first career Paralympic gold medal.
Andy Soule (right) won his career Paralympic gold medal as he passed three men on the homestretch of the men’s sitting cross-country sprint to edge out the victory.

 

Jamie Stanton reacts after winning his first Paralympic medal in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Jamie Stanton sealed a bronze medal in the men’s standing slalom to win his first Paralympic hardware. Stanton’s bronze sealed redemption after just missing the podium in the men’s standing super combined in South Korea, where he finished fourth.

 

Evan Strong reacts after winning silver in men's banked slalom at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Four years after making history as the golden member of a Team USA podium sweep in Sochi, Evan Strong was on the podium again in PyeongChang with a silver medal in the men's LL2 banked slalom.

 

Keith Gabel celebrates after finishing with silver in the men's snowboardcross at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
Keith Gabel upgraded his medal from four years ago, capturing silver in the men’s LL2 snowboard-cross. Gabel won his second Paralympic medal after being a part of the historic U.S. men’s podium sweep in 2014 where he took bronze.

 

Mike Minor gets emotional after winning his first Paralympic gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Mike Minor threw down a massive third run to win the men’s upper limb classification and his first Paralympic medal at the 2018 Winter Games. Minor was sitting in third after two runs before putting together a flawless final run to secure the top spot by more than half a second.

 

Andrew Kurka reacts after winning his first Paralympic medal in the men's downhill sitting.
After a heartbreaking crash in a training run in Sochi in 2014, Andrew Kurka (left) returned victoriously to win gold in the downhill in the men’s sitting classification. Kurka is the first U.S. man to win a gold medal in alpine skiing since 2006.

 

Noah Elliott celebrates at the medal ceremony after winning gold in banked slalom at the PyeongChang Winter Games.
Paralympic newcomer Noah Elliott burst on the snowboarding scene when he won gold in the men’s LL1 banked slalom by more than a second and a half.

 

Dan Cnossen won his first Paralympic gold medal in PyeongChang when he won the men's sitting 7.5km biathlon event.
Dan Cnossen (center) won gold in the men’s sitting class with a margin of victory of more than 10 seconds as he finished the 7.5-kilometer course. The former Navy SEAL made history as the first American man to win biathlon gold at the Olympic or Paralympic Winter Games.

 

Paralympic newcomer Brittani Coury celebrations after winning a silver medal in the women's banked slalom LL2 event at PyeongChang 2018.
After falling on her first run, Brittani Coury had her fastest run of the day on her third and final run to win a silver medal in banked slalom in the women’s LL2 class. The first-time Paralympian broke up a possible Dutch sweep of the podium.