The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has selected 13 athletes who will hunt for Australia’s first Paralympic Winter gold medal since 2002 at the PyeongChang 2018 Games beginning on March 9.
Co-captained by World Champion and two-time Paralympian Mitchell Gourley (Para-alpine skiing) and double IPC Crystal Globe holder Joany Badenhorst (Para-snowboard), the Australian Team will comprise of four Para-snowboarders, seven Para-alpine skiers plus two sighted guides.
Which country won the most medals in the 2016 Rio Paralympics?
In 2016’s Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, China came out on top of the medal count, with 107 golds, 81 silvers and 51 bronzes. China was followed by Great Britain, the Ukraine, and the U.S. in fourth place, with 40 gold medals, 44 silver and 31 bronze. In Sochi’s Paralympics in 2014, there were fewer winter events so the medal tallies are, by default, lower.
Russia dominated with 30 gold medals, 28 silvers and 22 bronzes, followed by Germany, Canada, and the Ukraine. The U.S. came in eighth place, with two gold medals