Ukrainian athletes win 5 medals on first day of Paralympics


South Korean President Moon Jae-in officially declared open the Winter Paralympic Games here this evening after a vibrant and colourful ceremony that emphasised passion and co-existence, Inside the Games reports.

Japan had complained to South Korea about fans waving the flag at a women's ice hockey game last month between the combined North and South Korean team and Sweden.

The teams from the North and South entered separately under their own flags during the athlete's parade in the opening ceremony Friday, which saw competitors from 49 countries march into the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.

Now, Page goes for his third Paralympic gold medal in PyeongChang and become one of four players ever to do so.

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Kim Jong-hyon carries the flag of North Korea as he leads his teammates into the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, March 9, 2018.

The original Paralympic competitions started more than 100 years ago, according to, with the first sport clubs for deaf athletes in Berlin dating back to 1888.

Slovakia's Henrieta Farkasova won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics Saturday in women's vision impaired downhill skiing, while the US got off to good start with victories in the biathlon.

"Great stories, great achievements, great drama", International Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parson told the audience, who sat through three-degree temperatures.

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North Korea, who are participating in their first Winter Paralympics, wanted to use a version of the Korean peninsula flag that includes islands disputed with Japan. 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. Champions in eight of the last nine major worldwide tournaments it has played in, Team USA is competing in Group B alongside the Czech Republic, Japan and host South Korea.

American snowboarder Brenna Huckaby, who lost her right leg below the knee, made headlines when she featured in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue.

Torchbearers run up the steps to light the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony on Friday.

"We were still negotiating right up until the very last moment".

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