Alaskan Paralympian wins gold

Andrew Kurka, a paralympic skier from Palmer, Alaska (NBCOlympics)

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Alaskan Paralympic athlete Andrew Kurka took gold in his first event of the Paralympic Games Saturday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Kurka’s time of 1:24.11 bested the field of 26 in the men’s alpine downhill- sitting division.

Taiki Morii of Japan took silver, and Corey Peters of New Zealand took bronze.

[See the full list of Kurka's and Grace Miller's events here]

NBCOlympics posted a video of Kurka's winning run on Instagram:

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