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Who Is Dan Cnossen? Barack Obama Congratulates Paralympian Veteran on Gold Medal

Who Is Dan Cnossen? Barack Obama Congratulates Paralympian Veteran on Gold Medal

Lee, whose paralysis is due to Guillain-Barre syndrome, which he suffered at age 10, will compete in three more events at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics before its closing Sunday.

Gretsch finished first in the women's sit ski.

This is Jallen's second appearance at the Paralympics.

In the men's 7.5km sitting biathlon another American came out on top, with Daniel Cnossen winning gold. The silver went to Dzmitry Loban, the husband and coach of Hrafeyeva, making it a double success for Belarus and the family.

McGregor also leads Canada with 12 penalty minutes.

Para athlete from Russia Valery Redkozubov has clinched bronze in the Alpine Skiing Visually Impaired Men's Super Combined at the Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

Simon Patmore after winning bronze in London
Who Is Dan Cnossen? Barack Obama Congratulates Paralympian Veteran on Gold Medal

Cnossen, already the recipient of a Bronze Star of Valor and a Purple Heart from the Navy, won a gold medal for Team USA for his performance in the 7.5 kilometer sitting during the biathlon competition on Saturday.

On Saturday, Ekaterina Rumyantseva won the gold medal in women's 6km standing biathlon event.

The veteran forward scored five goals, including both game-winners, as the Canadian para hockey team won its first two games on the weekend.

She has bronze medals in alpine skiing from Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 and cycling in Rio 2016.

In ice hockey, the hosts beat Japan while in the second match, Canada thrashed Sweden by 17-0.





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