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Local athlete win medals

Salmon Arm's Natalie Wilkie has won a gold at the 2018 Paralympic Games in South Korea.

Not only is she bringing back a gold in the women's standing 7.5-kilometre cross-country ski race, but she also won a bronze in the 1.5-kilometre sprint last week.

Wilkie, 17, is the youngest athlete competing on the Canadian Paralympic Team.

“This is crazy awesome. I didn’t think this would happen at all. I’m only 17 and this is my first Paralympics," Wilkie said.

When asked about the race she said, "I just kept telling myself to pretend I was elbowing my older brother.”

British Columbia's Paralympic athletes are celebrating 16 medals from the games.

The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games took place March 9 to 18.



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