SESTRIERE, Italy — He may not have been on top of the podium, but for Steve Cook (Salt Lake City, Utah) the smile on his face told it all. After already winning two gold medals at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, Cook was on the podium for a third time, this time wearing bronze with his third place finish in the men's standing 20K classic race.
“This has been an amazing week. I've had so much fun,” he said. “I am happy with my race today. It was a tough, long race. The Russians were on fire today and I did everything in my power to hang on, but they just had a little more in the tank than I did. I am not disappointed with third place at all. This whole week has been incredible.”