Winter Paralympics: Simon Patmore wins gold for Australia in snowboard cross

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Day four action will kick off at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games on Tuesday, with Canadians in competition in three sports: Para alpine, Para nordic (biathlon), and wheelchair curling. He won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games.

Patmore's performance has erased fears Australia would go medal-less at a Winter Paralympics for the first time since Innsbruck, Austria in 1988. Yury Holub of Belarus won the silver medal with a time of 47 minutes, 7.5 seconds.

At the Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang, the Belarusian athlete Svetlana Sakhanenko claimed the gold in the 15km Freestyle ski race for athletes with visual impairment.

Australia had six athletes competing in the Super Combined Alpine skiing today, March 13, and all were looking to improve on mixed results in the Downhill and Super G. And in some late news this afternoon, Australia did win another medal today, with Melissa Perrine winning bronze in the Super Combined. South Korea previously beat Japan 4-1 and edged the Czech Republic 3-2.

Marcoux is the lone Canuck competing in the men's visually impaired category (10:15 p.m. ET).

McGregor was just one of a number of Canadians who had big days offensively - Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) had a hat trick of his own along with two assists, Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) had a goal and five helpers, and Liam Hickey (St. John's, N.L.) and Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) finished with two goals and three assists apiece.

In sledge hockey, Canada improved to 3-0 with a dominating 8-0 win over Norway. Canada will now play in the semi-final on Wednesday. The bronze-medal game is Friday at 11 p.m. and the gold-medal game is Saturday at 11 p.m. They are behind the United States (15 medals), France and the Ukraine (nine medals each).