He finished third in the banked slalom world championships previous year, to become the first Japanese athlete to stand on the podium.
The hometown came out in force to cheer on Paralympic skier Natalie Wilkie at the SASCU Recreation Centre as she raced her way to the gold medal in the Women's 7.5km Classic, Standing at the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics.
The gold comes eight years to the day since he won the same discipline at the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver. This classification is for para athletes with a physical impairment that strongly affects both legs, such as the significant muscle weakness caused by Hall's congenital condition, spina bifida. The Ukrainian Paralympic Committee announced medal rewards of $125,000 for gold, $80,000 for silver and $55,000 for a bronze medal. Yury Holub of Belarus won the bronze medal with a time of 24 minutes, 37.1 seconds.
Sin is scheduled to compete in two more events: the 7.5km sitting cross-country skiing on Saturday and the 4x2.5km open relay cross-country skiing event with Lee and Kwon Sang-hyeon on Sunday.
Bibian Mentel-Spee of the Netherlands won gold with a time of 56.94 seconds. The Canadian team of Mark Ideson of Parry Sound, Ontario, Ina Forrest of Vernon, British Columbia, Dennis Thiessen of Crystal City, Manitoba and Marie Wright of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan defeated South Korea 5-3 in the bronze medal game.
The 28-year-old, a victor of five medals at the Games, including two golds, was chosen by a vote of fellow American athletes. Three days of competition remain with one scheduled day of biathlon and two more days of cross-country skiing. It was his fourth medal of these Games.
Korea's Sin Eui-hyun finished fifth in the men's 15-kilometer sitting biathlon event at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games on Friday.
He is the victor of the Whang Yuon Dai Achievement Award, awarded to just one male and one female athlete at each summer and winter Paralympics since 1988. Team Ukraine captured 25 medals in both 2006 and 2014.