Paralympics: Polish skier Sikorski wins bronze
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish skier Igor Sikorski on Wednesday won the bronze in the giant slalom in Pyeongchang, the first medal for his country in the Paralympic Winter Games.
Igor Sikorski. Photo: PAP/Bartłomiej Zborowski
Gold in the giant slalom in the sitting position went to Norway’s Jesper Pedersen and silver to America’s Tyler Walker.
Sikorski, 28, who 11 years ago broke his spine in a fall, was among Poland’s medal hopes in the Games, which started in South Korea on Friday.
The Paralympics run until Sunday. Medals are up for grabs in six disciplines: Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, hockey, and wheelchair curling. Poles are competing in the first four disciplines.
Polish officials have said they are eyeing two medals.
Poland has won 45 medals in total in Paralympic Winter Games: 11 golds, six silvers and 28 bronzes.
At the last winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, Poles failed to come away with any medals.