Slovakian skier wins first gold as Paralympics get under way
Slovakian skier wins first gold as Paralympics get under way
13 March, 2018, 20:24
North and South Korea marched together at the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, but a dispute over the unified flag drove them apart at the opening ceremony for the Paralympics on Friday.
The US team, the biggest at the Winter Paralympics with 69 athletes, was at the head with unexpected victories of the biathlon combining skiing and shooting.
Nordic skier Kim Jong-hyon carried North Korea's flag, while South Korea were led out by cross-country skier and biathlete Sin Eui Hyun, considered the country's prime gold medal candidate.
All four were members of the gold medal-winning 2014 Paralympic Sled Hockey Team.
Sin clocked a time of 42 minutes, 28.9 seconds at Alpensia Biathlon Centre in PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul to finish third among 27 competitors.
"From tomorrow, Paralympic athletes will turn their dreams into reality".
JEONGSEON, Korea, Republic Of-Mollie Jepsen has won the first medal for Canada at the Pyeongchang Paralympic Games.
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Among the participants of the Games, 30 Paralympic athletes of Ukraine. An additional two nations will make their Winter Games debut - Tajikistan and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
"Since our first formal agreement signed in 2000, the Paralympic Games and the movement as a whole has grown beyond all recognition", he said.
Paralympians are an eclectic bunch, ranging from a 61-year-old Japanese ice hockey goaltender to a Mexican who found unlikely success as a mono-skier.
Team Japan athletes wave miniature flags during the opening ceremony.
Parsons said International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach will be in attendance at Friday's opening ceremony.
North Korea pulled out of the joint march after South Korea chose to remove islands claimed by Japan from the flag, which depicts the Korean peninsula.
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