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Winter Paralympics: GB miss out on snowboard cross medals

On the slopes, Barnes-Miller, born missing a hand and nicknamed Stubber, was sixth fastest in qualifying, two places ahead of Moore, while Pick, who carried the British flag at Friday's opening ceremony, was fifth fastest in his LL2 category for athletes with lower limb impairments.

Mar.12 - SportLand: Great Britain's first Paralympic snowboarders all missed out on medals in the snowboard cross event at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

James Barnes-Miller lost in the quarter-finals of the SB-UL event while Ben Moore and Owen Pick were eliminated in their last 16s in South Korea.

The competition was blighted by issues with the starting gate.

Meanwhile, Great Britain's wheelchair curlers made it three round-robin wins out of four, beating Sweden 6-1. They face Canada in their second game of the day later on Monday but may have to do so without Gregor Ewan, who was substituted late in the victory.

GB started strongly and after going 2-0 up after the first end, they continued to pick up scores in the next four ends without conceding and they wrapped up the win with one end still to play.

On the slopes, Barnes-Miller, born missing a hand and nicknamed Stubber, was sixth fastest in qualifying, two places ahead of Moore, while Pick, who carried the British flag at Friday's opening ceremony, was fifth fastest in his LL2 category for athletes with lower limb impairments.

The elimination phase of the competition was delayed by a problem with the electronic starting gate and after a lengthy wait, the decision was made for a manual start using rubber bands and rope in a bungee-style system.

Barnes-Miller was beaten by eventual gold medallist Simon Patmore of Australia and had mixed feelings afterwards.

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