The United States defeated Russia in the final of the ice sledge hockey tournament 1-0 and became a three-time Paralympic Games champion.
In the first period of the match, the Americans held a slight advantage. Withstanding the pressure of their opponent, Russia moved the game into the Americans’ zone and spent the end of the period in an attack. The second period proved to be successful for the United States: in 3 minutes Joshua Sweeney managed to get around Russia’s defenders and went one on one with goalkeeper Vladimir Kamantcev, scoring the goal that decided the match’s outcome. Russian players tried to do everything possible, attacking their opponent, but none of the shots turned into goals. As a result, the United States won the final with the minimum advantage and became a three-time Paralympic Games champion, while Russia, who was competing for the first time in a Paralympic sledge hockey tournament, won the silver medal. The bronze medal went to Canada, who defeated Norway 3-0 yesterday in the consolation final.