Andy Lin (Burnaby) has won gold in the men's para nordic standing sprint.
Lin finished in second place during the qualifications, just .42 second behind the first place finisher — Kyle Barber from Ontario.
In the finals, Lin powered ahead to win gold and outpaced his nearest competitor by 9.3 seconds. Barber took silver and his teammate Jesse Bachinsky won bronze.
"Going into the race I wasn't very confident because I didn't medal in my last race. I took the course very strategically this time and followed my opponent (Barber) until he went downhill then I drafted off him and into the uphill I passed him," said Lin. "Once I got the inside I kept going hard. I was saying to myself don't look back and focus on your race. It was really hard because all I wanted to do was look back and see where he was. I could hear his coach yelling his name and telling him to get going. That pushed me on and helped me sprint the last 100 metres."
Lin previously won a Canada Winter Games medal in 2015 at Prince George. His next race in Red Deer is the five kilometre event.