Declan Farmer celebrates after he scores a goal against the Czech Republic at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on March 12, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.
"I did not think I would even be competing at this Games, and to walk away with the opportunity to be the flagbearer.it's indescribable".
His talent, drive and determination enabled him to win five medals in para nordic events and I'm thrilled I was able cheer for him at the Games.
The four-time Paralympian already had gold in the 1.1K cross-country sprint, silver in the 6K biathlon and 12.5K biathlon, and bronze in the 12K cross-country, despite all the while battling an elbow injury that forced her to pull out of the middle-distance biathlon mid-week after a fall made it worse.
The 28-year-old from Hartsville, P.E.I., finally captured the one medal missing from his Paralympic collection. "I've seen the Maple Leaf on that podium a few times now with teammates, but to finally be up there myself with that anthem, that's going to be an incredible feeling".
These two medals bring Team Canada up to a medal count of 24, putting them in third place behind the team of Neutral Paralympic Athletes and the United States.
Six more medals were won in biathlon on the fourth day with 18-year-old Taras Rad demonstrating extreme competitiveness, overcoming American Daniel Cnossen in the men's 12.5-km sitting event, gaining time in his final turns and shooting a ideal 20 for 20, to win the gold medal by 1:01.7 seconds.
Strong, who was the snowboard-cross gold medalist in Sochi in 2014, posted a time of 49.20 seconds, 0.52 seconds behind Gurimu Nirita of Japan. "It's the first medal for China in the Winter Paralympic Games, and I think it is pretty big", said Wang.
Friday he did just that. Benjamin Daviet of France took the silver in 43:50.5, while Norway's Nils-Erik Ulset was third (44:06.7). He, however, missed two shots in his second prone shooting and slipped to 10th.
Part-time Maui resident Evan Strong bounced back from a fourth-place finish earlier this week to capture the silver medal in banked slalom at the Pyeongchang Paralympic Games on Friday. "The first gold, that means everything to me". Collin Cameron of Canada took bronze at 50:59.1.