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2018 Winter Paralympics
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It really hadn't slipped my notice but this event starts with the Opening Ceremony tomorrow at 10.55GMT on Channel 4 and the start of competition on Saturday.

Their live coverage starts at 00.30GMT with the Men's and Women's Downhill Skiing, in 3 categories for each - Visually Impaired, Standing and Sitting. The Wheelchair Curling starts at 05.35GMT with GB playing Norway also live on Channel 4. The Biathlon and Ice Hockey also start on Saturday.

https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/game-...hedule.htm
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-0...-schedule/
are probably the websites to use for all your required TV/web viewing and event information.

No promises but I will be giving some feedback on some of the events some of the time, but please feel at liberty to add any of your own comments, photos, etc.
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Just a few photos, 2 of the opening ceremony, 1 of Bandabi and 1 of the Paralympic Medals. More to follow this weekend.

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I stayed up late last night to see Millie Knight's Silver Medal winning run in the Women's Downhill, skiing with her guide Brett Wild, but the TV coverage switched back up to the starting gate before her run was finished. Never mind, it was still a brilliant performance from Knight, who has only 5% vision, finishing less than a second behind the Gold Medallist.

The GB curlers made a winning start, defeating reigning champions Norway by 5-2. Their next game is at 00.35 tomorrow against Switzerland, followed at 10.35 against Finland.

Millie Knight is also back on the slopes tomorrow at 00.30 in the Women's Visually Impaired Super G competition, along with Menna Fitzpatrick and also Kelly Gallagher, who won Gold in Sochi. James Whitley and Chris Lloyd both compete in the Men's Standing Super G at 02.30.

Scott Meenagh will be representing GB in the Men's 15km Sitting Cross Country Skiing at 01.00.

Channel 4 has live coverage from 00.30 to 04.00 with their usual highlight programmes later in the day.
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Wowzers! GB 8-1 Canada in the Curling. Thumb up Cool Smartass Smile
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GB Wheelchair curlers have made an excellent start, beating both the current Olympic champions and the current World champions and losing only to Switzerland. They lie 2nd equal with Korea and Germany, behind China who have won all 5 of their games.

No more successes for our snow athletes, after Millie Knight's second Silver Medal and Menna Fitzpatrick's Bronze in the Women's Visually Impaired Super G a couple of days ago.

Millie Knight, Menna Fitzpatrick and Kelly Gallagher ski in the Women's Visually Impaired Super Combined from 00.30 and the Wheelchair Curlers take on Slovakia and then the Neutral Paralympic Athletes (Russia). Scott Meenagh is in the Biathlon at 10.55.
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A silver medal this morning for Menna Fitzpatrick. Thumb up Smile Smartass
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The general malaise of the GB Olympic/Paralympic curlers continues unabated. After winning 4 of their first 5 games, the usual consistent inconsistency strikes again for them to win only 1 of the next 6 games. As usual we were never in the hunt against some of the lesser-fancied teams, but had a real go at the top teams. Against Korea, GB were 4-2 up after 5 ends but managed to lose 4-5. We were only 3-4 down against China after 5 ends, then lost 5 shots in the 6th end to lose the game.  Angry

Anyway, the Semi-finals at 06.35 tomorrow are China v Canada and Korea v Norway. And guess who beat Canada and Norway?  GB!!!

Ben Moore and James Barnes-Miller lead off in the Men's Banked Slalom at approx. 01.45 with Owen Pick following at approx. 02.21 in the Snowboard events. There will be 3 runs in each category.

Scott Meenagh sets off at exactly 01.21.30 (per the official schedule) in the Men's 15km Sitting category in the Biathlon.

GB sit 17th in the medal table with 4 Silvers and 1 Bronze - all in the Women's Visually Impaired Alpine Skiing events with 2 Silvers and a Bronze for Menna Fitzpatrick and 2 Silvers for Millie Knight.
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Final day and we've finally got a GOLD medal. Thumb up

Congratulations Menna Fitzpatrick. Smartass
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And don't forget Millie Knight's Bronze Medal in the same competition, bringing our total medal haul to 7, all won by only 2 athletes. GB finished 13th in the medal table.

As part of a general tidy-up, the GB wheelchair curlers finished a disappointing 7th in the table with China winning Gold after an extra end win over Norway. Canada claimed the Bronze Medal by beating Korea.
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