On the third day of competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games, Team USA picked up two more medals. Team USA now sits with a total of seven Paralympic medals (three silver and five bronze). While this ties them for second place overall with the Ukraine for the actual number of medals won, Team USA falls to 12th overall in the ranked medal standings by country. There was no Ice Sledge Hockey today, but Team USA lost both of their matches in Wheelchair Curling.
Team USA medals awarded on March 10th, 2014:
Ice Sledge Hockey Update:
There was no Ice Sledge Hockey competition on March 10th. Team USA's next game is on March 11th, when they face the Russian Federation. The full Ice Sledge Hockey schedule (and results) can be found on the Sochi website under Schedule and Results.
Wheelchair Curling Update:
In Wheelchair Curling, Team USA's record fell to 1-4 by losing their Round Robin Session 5 and 6 games. Team USA lost 2-7 to Canada, and the Russian Federation was victorious over Team USA 6-5. Detailed stats for the CAN vs. USA game can be found under Round Robin Session 5. Detailed stats for the RUS vs. USA game can be found under Round Robin Session 6.
According to reporting on TeamUSA.org, curling team member Jimmy Joseph said,
We've had a little struggling issues with the team so we're rotating players. We're just trying to climb the ladder. It's a big step, but however it turns out, I'm still proud to represent the USA. I'm not saying we're giving up, I feel strongly about it. We'll come back strong tomorrow. Last year China had a 5-4 record and won bronze so it can be done.
The full Wheelchair Curling Round Robin schedule (and rankings) can be found on the Sochi website under Schedule and Results. Team USA faces Finland on March 11th.