Canadian Brian McKeever wins historic 16th Paralympic gold – Kelowna Capital News




Canadian Cross Country Ski Team member Brian McKeever skis down a hill during early season training in Canmore, Alta., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. McKeever of Canmore, Alta., with guide Graham Nishikawa, won gold in the men’s para cross-country middle distance race for the visually impaired at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian Brian McKeever wins historic 16th Paralympic gold medal

The 42-year-old has won 20 Paralympic medals in his career




Brian McKeever of Canmore, Alta., and his guide Graham Nishikawa won gold in the men’s middle-distance para-cross race for the visually impaired at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.

The victory was McKeever’s 16th gold medal and tied him with Germany’s Gerd Schoenfelder for the most titles by a male Winter Paralympian.

McKeever beat Sweden’s Zebastian Modin and Ukraine’s Dmytro Suiarko in 33 minutes 6.6 seconds to win his historic gold medal.

The 42-year-old has won 20 Paralympic medals during his career.

– The Canadian Press

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