Team USA Achieve a ‘One-Two’ in Women’s 6KM Sitting

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The Americans had plenty to cheer for at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre on Day 1, as two of Team USA’s leading ladies took home medals.
Kendall Gretsch was awarded the gold, while silver went to her colleague and competitor Oksana masters after an impressive display from both in the women's 6km sitting biathlon.
It was a day of firsts for Gretsch. The American was not competing in her first Paralympic Games and also managed to take home her country’s first Nordic skiing gold medal at a Paralympic Games.
For Gretsch it was seeing Randall and Diggins cross-country success in February that gave her extra motivation for a medal.
"It's incredible. For the US, we've been watching the Olympics and they had their historical medal for the women's cross-country and that definitely motivated us coming here, so if I was able to do that, that's great.”

For Masters, reaching the podium was as much a personal victory as a Paralympic medal moment, as she feared she would not recover from injury in time to compete.
"I was told I was not going to be able to race. I was basically fighting for a chance at the start line. I dug as deep as I could for my team and I'm happy to be standing on the podium next to Kendall," she said.

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