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Hockey stick used by Josh Pauls, captain of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

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Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
cloth adhesive tape (overall material)
overall: 29 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 73.66 cm x 6.985 cm x 3.175 cm
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hockey stick, paralympics
hockey stick, adaptive sports
hockey stick
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Hockey stick used by Josh Pauls, captain of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Pauls is one of three U.S. players (Steve Cash and Adam Page) to win three Paralympic Gold medals in 2010, 2014 and 2018.
The first Paralympic Games were held in Rome in 1960, a week after the Summer Olympics. This tradition of holding the games for athletes with disabilities after the Olympics continues today. These first games were for wheelchair users only, but in 1976 athletes with other disabilities were welcomed. In that same year adaptive athletes from the Winter Olympics were also embraced. The 1996 games in Atlanta marked a turning point as the first games to fully include the Paralympic athletes and events under the Team USA banner.
The 2018 Winter Paralympics, also known as the 12th Paralympic Winter Games were held in PyeongChang, South Korea with 49 countries and 569 athletes participating. Snowboarding became a separate sport apart from Alpine Skiing at these Games with more events than in 2014. Dan Cnossen became the first American male athlete to win gold in a biathlon event in either the Olympics or Paralympics earning one gold and two silvers in biathlon and two silvers and one bronze in cross country skiing. The US Paralympic sled hockey team won gold for a third consecutive Paralympics beating the Canadians 2-1 in overtime. The US won the medal count with 36.
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National Museum of American History