On the March 13th, the 6th day of competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games, Team USA did not pick up a medal in Alpine Skiing, but advances to the Ice Sledge Hockey final game to battle the Russian Federation for the gold meal...and also for the chance to win back-to-back Paralympic golds. Team USA currently sits with a total of eight Paralympic medals (four silver and four bronze). While this puts them in 4th place for the actual number of medals won, it puts them 13th overall in the ranked medal standings. (Team USA did not compete in Biathlon, Cross Country, or Wheelchair Curling today.)
Alpine Skiing Update:
Men’s Slalom – Visually Impaired: Mark Bathum placed 3rd.
Men’s Slalom – Standing: Ralph Green placed 17th. James Stanton placed 22nd. Ian Jansing placed 28th. After Run 1, Patrick Parnell sat in 37th but did not finish Run 2. Jonathan Lujan also competed but did not finish Run 1.
Men’s Slalom – Sitting: Gerald Hayden placed 8th. After Run 1, Heath Calhoun sat in 13th but did not finish Run 2. After Run 1, Jasmin Bambur sat in 10th but did not finish Run 2. After Run 1, Scott Meyer sat in 20th but did not finish Run 2.
Both the Para Snowboard Cross and the Super Combined Run 2 (Super-G) are scheduled for March 14th. Men’s Giant Slalom is scheduled for March 15th. And Women’s Giant Slalom is scheduled for March 16th. Check the full Alpine Skiing Schedule and Results for the most up-to-date information.
There was no biathlon competition on March 13th. The Men’s 15km and Women’s 12.5km Biathlon competitions are scheduled for March 14th. Check the full Biathlon Schedule and Results for the most up-to-date information.
Cross Country Update:
There was no Cross-Country Skiing competition on March 13th. The 4x2.5km Mixed and Open Relays are scheduled for March 15th, and the Men’s 10km and Women’s 5km are scheduled for March 16th. Check the full Cross-Country Skiing Schedule and Results for the most up-to-date information.
Ice Sledge Hockey Update:
Team USA faced off against an undefeated Team Canada in the Play-offs Semifinals today. It was an energy-filled game, with Declan Farmer scoring two goals in the first period. Goaltender Steve Cash did a great job of keeping Team Canada from scoring at the net, and Team USA skated away with the win with a final score of 3-0. Detailed statistics for the game can be found at Play-offs Semifinals. Team USA faces the Russian Federation on March 15th in the Gold Medal Game. Team USA lost to Russia in Preliminary Round – Group B, so they will be looking for victory both in the re-match and to defend their title as gold medalists at the 2010 Paralympic Games. Check the full Ice Sledge Hockey Schedule and Results for the most up-to-date information.
Wheelchair Curling Update:
In Wheelchair Curling, Great Britain defeated Team USA in a very close match by a score of 8-7. Team USA’s overall record fell to 4-5, leaving them in 5th place—one spot short of the play-offs. Detailed statistics for the USA-GBR match can be found at Round Robin Session 11. The semifinal games of GBR vs. RUS and CAN vs. CHN are scheduled for March 13th. Check the full Wheelchair Curling Schedule and Results for the most up-to-date information.
Find the complete up-to-date schedule of the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games events on the Sochi website under Schedule and Results. (To determine what Sochi times convert to in your own time zone, you can use the simple time converter at World Time Buddy.)