Watch six moments from USA’s gold medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games
Masters became the most decorated American Winter Paralympian of all time and the first American to amass seven medals at a single Paralympic Winter Games – in addition to Sunday’s relay gold, the 32-year-old years old collected silver medals in the sprint, 10 km and 15 km in cross-country. individual events, and in biathlon, gold medals in 6 km and 12.5 km and silver in 10 km.
A sit-skier, Masters took the start and put the United States third in the first rally, about 20 seconds behind the Ukrainian leader. Peterson, who competes in the standings, dropped to fourth in the second exchange, nearly 50 seconds off the lead, as the Chinese surged to pass the Ukrainians. Sit-skier Cnossen then closed the gap to first by a third of his previous time, but Team USA remained fourth, 30 seconds from the final rally. That’s when the visually impaired duo Adicoff and Wood fired like a cannon, going from fourth to first in a half-lap to cap off an incredible rally and beat China by 26 seconds.
“We knew we were going into this last round with a bit of a deficit to make up, that’s how the team is put together… We came out of the gate hot and we really sent it into the first half. -time,” said Adicoff. “To win this medal as a team – and not just as a team of five of us who skied, but, you know, the whole American team that was behind us – is awesome. We’re just delighted.”
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