The indifferent treatment of the Paralympics draws a stark contrast with that of the Olympics, as major broadcasters in South Korea were seen airing the same events at the same time in a much contested ratings battle over the previous two weeks.
However, they were cheered enthusiastically by South Koreans, who have witnessed the North's rapid warming of ties with Seoul and Washington during the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang.
A St. Cloud snowboarder is celebrating a Paralympic Winter Games gold medal win. Marie and guide Jack Leitch won the first Canadian gold in the visually impaired downhill.
"I really want to show everyone that it can be done and all you have to do is just put in the effort and trust the process".
"I wasn't aware of this record, but it is pretty cool", McKeever said, "I think for me more than anything is this is a testament to our entire program".
Earlier, his compatriots Sean Pollard (upper limb) and Ben Tudhope (lower-limb category two) finished ninth and 10th respectively in the event.
For Pick this is not the last bite at the Paralympic cherry with the banked slalom to follow on Thursday, with fellow snowboarders Ben Moore and James Barnes-Miller also in action.
Polish officials have said they are eyeing two medals.
On a disappointing note for the Australian team, flag bearer Joany Badenhorst had to withdraw from competition after injuring her left knee cap during training on Saturday.
Amy Purdy, who initially gained fame with her bronze-medal winning performance at the Sochi Games in 2014, took home a silver medal in this year's snowboard cross and will compete Friday in the banked slalom event. The Ukrainian team ranks third, following the United States and the Neutral Paralympic Athletes.
The games, which started March 9, run through March 18.