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2 US Paralympians Win Biathlon Gold
Old 03-10-2018, 08:49   #1
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2 US Paralympians Win Biathlon Gold

Thought this was pretty cool - many forget these are still going on in Pyeong Chang.

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A double-amputee Navy SEAL won a gold medal in biathlon Saturday at the PyeongChang Paralympics.

Dan Cnossen, who served in Afghanistan, won the first men’s biathlon event of PyeongChang Games, the 7.5-kilometer sitting competition with a victory margin of more than 10 seconds.
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Also winning a gold medal on Saturday in the women’s biathlon sitting classification was Kendall Gretsch, of Downers Grove, Ill.

Gretsch and Cnossen will go down in history as the first Americans to win biathlon gold in the Paralympic or Olympic Games, TeamUSA reported. The best-ever finish in either Games was Andy Soule’s bronze medal at the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver.
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Old 03-10-2018, 15:34   #2
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Very cool!!! Extremely challenging!!!



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Old 03-10-2018, 17:18   #3
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Very cool.....guts
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Old 03-10-2018, 17:43   #4
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All I can say is Wow. These folks did not sit around feeling sorry for themselves did they? Thanks for sharing Badger !
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:00   #5
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Congratulations to Mr Cnossen and Mr Gretsch! Excellent work.

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