On the fifth day of competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games, Team USA’s Tatyana McFadden picked up a silver medal in cross country, and Laurie Stephens had an unofficial third place finish in alpine skiing. (See update below for further information on the unofficial finish.) Team USA currently sits with a total of eight Paralympic medals (four silver and four bronze). While this ties them for 3rd place overall for actual number of medals won, it puts them 13th overall in the ranked medal standings. Team USA also improved its record in Wheelchair Curling.
Alpine Skiing Update:
Women’s Slalom – Visually Impaired: Danelle Umstead placed 4th. Staci Mannella placed 6th.
Women’s Slalom – Standing: Melanie Schwartz placed 10th.
Women’s Slalom – Sitting: Unofficially, Laurie Stephens placed 3rd. (Due to an appeal by another athlete who was disqualified after her first run, the results are currently unofficial. Medals are expected to be awarded on March 13th.)
Men’s Slalom is scheduled for March 13th. Para Snowboard Cross and 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. Be sure to check the Alpine Skiing Schedule and Results for the most up-to-date information.
There was no biathlon competition on March 12th. The Men’s 15km and Women’s 12.5km are scheduled for March 14th. Be sure to check the Biathlon Schedule and Results for the most up-to-date information.
Cross Country Update:
Men’s 1km – Sitting: Andrew Soule placed 5th. Daniel Cnossen placed 6th.
Women’s 1km – Sitting: Tatyana McFadden placed 2nd, winning the silver medal. Oksana Masters placed 4th.
Men’s 1km – Standing: Omar Bermejo and John Oman placed 30th and 31st in the qualifying round, but did not advance to the semi-finals.
Women’s 1km – Standing: No competitors from Team USA.
Men’s 1km – Visually Impaired: Jacob Adicoff placed 4th in his semi-final heat, but did not advance to the finals. Kevin Burton placed 14th in the qualifying round, but did not advance to the semi-finals.
Women’s 1km – Visually Impaired: No competitors from Team USA.
The 4x2.5km Mixed and Open Relays are scheduled for March 15th. The Men’s 10km and Women’s 5km are scheduled for March 16th. Be sure to check the Cross Country Schedule and Results for the most up-to-date information.
Ice Sledge Hockey Update:
Team USA did not play today but faces off against Canada in the Play-offs Semifinals on March 13th. Detailed statistics for the game (updated during the game) can be found at Play-offs Semifinals, and the full Ice Sledge Hockey schedule (with results) can be found on the Sochi website under Ice Sledge Hockey Schedule and Results.
Wheelchair Curling Update:
In Wheelchair Curling, Team USA improved their record to 5-4 by winning both of their games today. Detailed statistics for the USA-CHN game, which ended 10-2, game can be found at Round Robin Session 9. Detailed statistics for the USA-SWE game, which ended 8-3, game can be found at Round Robin Session 10. The full Wheelchair Curling schedule (and ranking) can be found under Wheelchair Curling Schedule and Results. Team USA faces Great Britain in Round Robin Session 11 on March 13th.
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.)