“Everything went well for us”

Brian McEever
Brian McEever

Canada’s legendary Paralympian Brian McKeever is scheduled for his final outing at the March 13 (Sunday) Games in Beijing 2022. He would give anything in the cross-country relay to chase a record 17th Paralympic title to add glory to his fascinating medal roster.

On the penultimate day of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics, McKeever teamed up with longtime guide Graham Nishikawa and wore the number 16 to complete a hat-trick with gold medals and the men’s obstructed freestyle middle distance with a time of 33 to win: 06.6.

On the other side of Sweden Zebastian Modin opted for silver during Ukraine Dmytro Suiarko Bronze claimed.

“I think it was because they gave me the right race number today. Nishi (leader) did a fantastic job setting the pace today and I think we talked a lot about how we would ride it. In the last two days we have been working on the pace and we know that if we start with the right pace we can adapt to the pace of the others and in the end it all worked out well for us.” McKeever expected to produce a special run on Chinese soil.

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With his third gold medal in three disciplines, McKeever is now tied with Germany’s most successful alpine skier Gerd Schönfelder – 16 gold medals.

He added: “To be perfectly honest, it doesn’t mean anything at all (laughs). It was never about that. It’s always been about enjoying the process and I love representing the country. We love getting lost in the mountains and then coming home after 10 hours of toil and suffering…then look at the picture later and say that was fun. When records come, they will come. Throughout my career, it has been important to me to do what you do best.”

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https://firstsportz.com/skiing-everything-worked-well-for-us-brian-mckeever-on-producing-yet-another-special-performance-at-beijing-paralympics/ “Everything went well for us”

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