Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games kick off

Owen Pick holds Union Flag Owen Pick gets his flag-bearing practice in early Credit GETTY IMAGES
Kenny Thornton | 13 March, 2018, 20:21

In Pyeongchang (South Korea) today opened the winter Paralympic games in 2018, which has already broken one record.

Thirty athletes, who have met strict conditions, were approved by the International Paralympic Committee to compete as Neutral Paralympic Athletes in Pyeongchang.

Men's 7.5 kilometres competition of the 2018 Winter Paralympics was held at Alpensia Biathlon Centre, South Korea.

It proved to be the trigger for a series of conciliatory steps between the two Koreas, who remain technically at war, culminating in Thursday's announcement at the White House.

North Korea is represented by two cross-country skiers at their first winter Paralympics.

He told the Paralympians to keep fighting, play fair, have fun, and keep pushing their limits.

Most of the North's Olympic athletes also had humiliating finishes, and a hastily assembled joint women's ice hockey team lost every one of its five matches, scoring just twice while conceding 28 goals.

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He hopes other Canadians will watch the games and take away a greater sense of the effort that goes into competing - and simply living - with a disability.

The situation is similar to last month's Paralympic Games, when 169 Russians were allowed to compete. Although injuries have continued to plague the six-time Alaskan state champion wrestler, he's ready to make his Paralympic debut in downhill and will try to add Paralympic gold to the world downhill title he won in February 2017.

21-year-old alpine skier Momoka Muraoka led the Japanese delegation at the opening ceremony.

There was no notable crowd reaction for the North Korean party of 18 representatives, including its two athletes, with the loudest moment reserved for South Korean athletes, who entered the arena to complete the parade.

Parsons said International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach will be in attendance at Friday's opening ceremony.

They had originally been expected to march alongside their South Korean counterparts at Friday's opening ceremony but a row over how their "unification flag" should appear halted the plan.

But the disagreement is considered a minor sticking point after what has been a swift thaw between the neighbours, starting with North Korea's decision in January to participate in the Olympics.

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