Sin clocked 52 minutes, 20.7 seconds to finish fifth among 17 competitors at Alpensia Biathlon Centre in PyeongChang, some 180 km east of Seoul. Sin's compatriot Lee Jeong-min was seventh at 54:07.1.
Sin was the interim leader until the 5.9km mark. He, however, missed two shots in his second prone shooting and slipped to 10th. The 37-year-old managed to climb up to fourth with his skiing but missed one shot in his last shooting and settled for fifth place.
|South Korea`s Sin Eui-hyun competes in the men`s 15-kilometer sitting biathlon event at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games at Alpensia Biathlon Centre in PyeongChang, some 180 km east of Seoul, on March 16, 2018. (Yonhap)|
Martin Fleig of Germany won the event with a time of 49:57.2, followed by Daniel Cnossen of the United States at 50:42.7. Collin Cameron of Canada took bronze at 50:59.1.
Sin was looking to add South Korea's second medal at the PyeongChang Paralympics. He previously delivered the host nation's first medal by taking bronze in the men's 15km cross-country skiing event.
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.
Sin, 37, lost his legs in a car accident in 2006 just a day before his college graduation. He got into sports by playing wheelchair basketball in 2009 and also played para ice hockey in the past.(Yonhap)