Mar 15, 2022 - Sports

Colorado athletes take home Paralympic medals

Thomas Walsh celebrates during the medal ceremony. Photo: Jiang Han/Xinhua via Getty Images
Thomas Walsh celebrates during the medal ceremony. Photo: Jiang Han/Xinhua via Getty Images

Three Colorado athletes took home medals in the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games that ended Sunday.

Details: Thomas Walsh of Vail earned the silver medal in the para alpine skiing men's giant slalom – standing.

  • Ralph DeQuebec of Denver and Malik Jones of Aurora were part of the U.S. sled hockey team that won its fourth consecutive gold medal.

Of note: Jones, a rookie, scored his first international competition goal in his first game.

  • He made history as the second Black athlete to represent the U.S. in sled hockey at the Paralympic Games.

Editor's note: This piece was corrected to specify Jones was the second Black athlete to represent the U.S. in sled hockey (not the overall Paralympics).

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