Topekan Dan Cnossen named a finalist for Paralympic Athlete of the Games

USA's Daniel Cnossen competes during the Cross Country Skiing Men's Sitting 7.5km at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre in the Paralympic Winter Games, Daengwallyeon-myeon, South Korea, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (Thomas Lovelock/OIS/IOC via AP)
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PyeongChang, South Korea (WIBW) -- A Topeka native and retired Navy Seal is a finalist for Team USA's Paralympic Athlete of the Games.

Over the past two weeks in South Korea, Shawnee Heights grad Dan Cnossen medaled in every biathlon and cross-country ski event he entered.

Cnossen was the first US man to win biathlon gold in either the Olympics or Paralympics! He added four silver and one bronze to his haul.

Cnossen lost both legs above the knee when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan in 2009. He earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

You can vote for him to win Paralympic Athlete of the Games here.