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China wins first-ever Winter Paralympic medal with gold in wheelchair curling

Updated: Mar 18,2018 8:45 AM     Xinhua

Team China celebrate after winning the wheelchair curling final against Norway at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games at Gangneung, South Korea, March 17, 2018. China beat Norway in the final 6-5 to claim the title of the event, which is also China’s first-ever Winter Paralympic medal with gold.[Photo/Xinhua]

PYEONGCHANG — China won its first-ever Winter Paralympic medal with gold in the wheelchair curling final of the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games on March 17.

China’s Liu Wei (L) and Wang Meng celebrate after winning the wheelchair curling final against Norway at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games at Gangneung, South Korea, March 17, 2018.[Photo/Xinhua]

The Chinese team took an extra end to defeat world champion Norway 6-5 in the final, making history by winning gold as the country’s first-ever Winter Paralympic medal.

China’s coach Yue Qingshuang (C) and Li Jianrui (R) celebrate after winning the wheelchair curling final against Norway at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games at Gangneung, South Korea, March 17, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

China, which finished fourth at the Sochi Winter Paralympics four years ago, beat defending champion Canada in the semifinal on March 16, after recording an outstanding win-loss figure of 9-2 in the round robin.

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