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Day 5 of the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics Updated: 2018-03-14 18:10:37 KST

Hi. I'm Lee Ji-won and I'm here to bring you the latest on the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympics.
It's Day 5 of the Games, and it was another busy day packed with action.

Team Korea's wheelchair curling team suffered its second defeat so far in a preliminary match against Norway.
Norway took a two-point lead at the start. And though South Korea came back even in the second end, after Norway pulled ahead by seven points, Team Korea decided to concede after the sixth end, ending the game 9-2.
But the host team is having another go at securing a spot in the semi-finals by facing Sweden, currently underway.
With 6 wins and 2 losses, Team Korea currently stands 2nd of the round-robin group, after China, tied with Canada.


Now over to skiing.
Medal races were held today in cross-country for the 1.1-kilometer and 1.5-kilometer sprint courses, but no medals for Team Korea.
Sin Eui-hyun was the only Korean to make it to the finals, but came in last among the 6 competitors, at 3-minutes-38.7 seconds, a little over 7 seconds behind the leader.

This was also the final race for the North Korean athletes at the PyeongChang Paralympics before they return to the North on Thursday.
Ma Yu-chol and Kim Jong-hyon participated in the men's 1.1-kilometer sitting sprint, but neither qualified for the semi-final.
They both finished near the back of the pack in 31st and 32nd place, respectively -- Ma with a time of 3-minutes-59.4-8 seconds, and Kim with 4-minutes and 23.8-7 seconds.
But regardless of the results, their participation was significant as it was the first ever appearance by North Korea at the Winter Paralympics.

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Let's now look at some of the standout events for tomorrow.
There won't be as much action as today, but South Korea will compete in its first ever semi-finals in para ice hockey.
They'll be playing Canada.
Scoring against the world's number 1 team isn't going to be easy, but as world number 3, South Korea will be looking for an upset.
And Team Korea's wheelchair curlers will have their last two preliminary matches against Great Britain in the morning and against China in the afternoon.
With that, let's look at the medal table.
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