The U.S. Paralympic team for PyeongChang includes 74 athletes, the same number originally named to the 2014 Paralympic roster (though closer to 80 competed).
The U.S. finished third with 18 medals in Sochi behind Russia (80 medals) and Ukraine (25), though Americans came home with just two gold medals (sled hockey and snowboarder Evan Strong).
The Russian team will not win 80 medals this month. In fact, Russia is banned from the Paralympics, but 30 athletes were approved to compete as neutrals by the International Paralympic Committee. Russia had about 80 athletes compete in Sochi.
The last time the U.S. earned the most medals at a Paralympics that it didn’t host was in 1992.
The full U.S. team for the Winter Paralympics, with the Opening Ceremony on Friday (6 a.m. ET, NBCSN, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app).
Alpine Skiing (23)
Sadie DeBaun (Guide for Staci Mannella)
Brandon Powell-Ashby (Guide for Kevin Burton)
Rob Umstead (Guide for Danelle Umstead)
Cade Yamamoto (Guide for Mark Bathum)
Nordic Skiing (15)
Kristina Trygstad-Saari (Guide for Mia Zutter)
Sawyer Kesselheim (Guide for Jake Adicoff)
Sled Hockey (17)
Wheelchair Curling (5)
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