Ben Moore is taking the philosophical approach to a disappointing start at the Winter Paralympic Games – with a hot tub recovery thrown in for good measure.

The Plymouth snowboarder is at his maiden Games in PyeongChang but the dream start wasn’t to come his way in the snowboard cross, missing out in the round of 16.

A fall scuppered his chances of adding to the three medals ParalympicsGB had already accumulated in South Korea, all of which came on skis.

Yet with Moore making history as part of the first snowboard team to represent Britain at a Games, realising the journey to get to his PyeongChang destination will be a big part of his recovery.

“Race day is race day, anything can happen,” he said. “You can qualify in third and then fall on your first run or you can go eighth or ninth fastest like I did and do the same, I didn’t get a good start and was then fighting it the whole way down.

“Getting to race is just really fun, it’s a new track for me and it’s all good times.

“I’m just here to snowboard, a medal would be a bonus because it’s just awesome to be here, we all come here to do one thing and if we didn’t think we were good enough we wouldn’t be here.

“It’s awesome being here, we’re all racers and we all come here for one reason, so to fall is a bit of a knock to the pride, but at least I can head into the sun and take some layers off.

“This place is a mystery to me so we’ll see what happens. I’m going to jump in the pool, do some active recovery and maybe get in the hot tub as well.”

Moore qualified into the knockout stages in ninth place, though stopping the clock at 1:04.80 was still tinged with a touch of disappointment for the 32-year-old.

Facing Italian Paolo Priolo for a place in the last-eight, Moore began on the backfoot and struggled to recover, losing balance as he failed to register a completion.

But his Paralympic dream is far from done there, back in action for Friday’s banked slalom – a race he is confident can bring out his best.

Before then came a chance to watch fellow history-making snowboarders Owen Pick and James Barnes-Miller, the latter reaching the quarter-finals in the same SB-UL competition as Moore.

“I’m happy for both my teammates, I always keep my fingers crossed for them and James is someone who, if he keeps on his feet, is always going to be up there,” added Moore, who competes in the upper-limb category after using the use of his left arm following a motorcycle injury.

“Fingers crossed for the banked slalom, somehow I always manage to pull something out of the bag for that so hopefully I can do the same.

“My run felt a lot better than the time on the board, I got to the bottom and felt I’d improved quite a lot but I looked up at the clock and it was only 0.4 or 0.5s better which was a bit of a slap in the face.

“But that’s done so I need to move on and look forward.”

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