Rad claims fourth gold medal for Ukraine at 2018 Winter Paralympics

Alex Massie during the men's snowboard cross

Rad claims fourth gold medal for Ukraine at 2018 Winter Paralympics

Rad became the Paralympic champion in the men's 12.5 km biathlon event, Ukrinform reports.

Alpine skiers and biathletes return to action where more medals will be up for grabs while round-robin play continues in wheelchair curling.

Taras finished ahead of USA athletes Daniel Cnossen and Andrew Soule who took silver and bronze respectively.

All in all, with its six medals - one gold, three silver medals, and two bronze medals - Belarus is now on the 9th place in the medal standings.

Laurie Stephens captured the bronze win women's sitting downhill skiing.

Cnossen, a former U.S Navy Seal, came first in the men's sit ski.

Stephanie Jallen of the USA competes in the Standing Women's Super-G in Alpine Skiing at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre at the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, March 11, 2018.

To win a medal in the Super Combined, you must set a combined fastest time across both Part 1, Super-G and Part 2, Slalom. The silver and the bronze went to Germany and Canada each.

Team USA also won gold with Andrew Kurka winning the men's sitting downhill skiing. Earlier, Russian paralympic athlete Mikhalina Lysova won biathlon gold in a 6km race for visually impaired female Paralympians. Thomas Clarion of France won the bronze medal with a time of 47 minutes, 24.4 seconds.

The opening competition day offered a couple of surprises to the host country.

The 17 goals are tied for the second-most scored by Canada since Hockey Canada took over the sledge hockey program in 2004.

Prior to the latest match, South Korea beat the United States, the Neutral Paralympic Athletes' team and Slovakia.

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