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Journey to the top: Team China dominates Winter Paralympics

Onward & upward

2022/3/14 9:21:55   source:Global Times

With Beijing 2022 fever yet to recede, the success of the Winter Paralympic Games is becoming more evident, as Team China saw an all-round breakthrough in both the medal tally and the athletes themselves, with more records set over the past week.

On Sunday, the closing ceremony for the Games marked the end of the month-long Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in the dual-Olympic city. It was the sixth time Team China had made an appearance in the Winter ­Paralympic Games, this time ­sending its largest delegation with 217 members, and topping the medal list after winning a historic 18 golds.

On March 5, the first competition day of the Paralympics, China's para skier Zhu Daqing came in second at the National Alpine Skiing Center in Yanqing district in Beijing, claiming the first medal for Team China, after which medal wins began to come in one after another.

Following a first at the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games, the next day saw gold medals in the women's and men's Alpine ski events bagged by Zhang Mengqiu and Liang Jingyi respectively. It was a fresh breakthrough, as China had never won a snow sports gold in the Winter Paralympics.

The Beijing Winter Paralympic Games has seen China claim 18 golds, 20 silvers and 23 bronzes for a total of 61 medals.

Before 2022, the best result the team had ever achieved was the gold by China's wheelchair curling team four years ago in Pyeongchang.

It was Team China's first success at the Winter Paralympic Games, with China's wheelchair curling team beating three-time gold medalist Norway.

The memorable success came after Team China had participated in the Winter Paralympics in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.

The Beijing Winter Paralympic Games has seen China claim 18 golds, 20 silvers and 23 bronzes for a total of 61 medals.

Before 2022, the best result the team had ever achieved was the gold by China's wheelchair curling team four years ago in Pyeongchang.

It was Team China's first success at the Winter Paralympic Games, with China's wheelchair curling team beating three-time gold medalist Norway.

The memorable success came after Team China had participated in the Winter Paralympics in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. 

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