World Ch. Schedule : WED 09:05 KST
* Date : 2014-03-05
Team Korea is not done impressing us at Sochi yet. Another team of Korean heroes is heading to Sochi to compete in the 2014 Winter Paralympics. Twenty seven Korean athletes will compete in five events. One of the most noteworthy events this year is ice sledge hockey. The South Korean ice sledge hockey team has drawn the global spotlight in recent years by winning several international competitions. The passion and hard work of the 17 ice sledge hockey players have turned Korea into an ice sledge hockey superpower. This documentary is the account of the athletes' 50-day painstaking journey toward their Olympic success.
D-50, national Paralympic athletes get together
The ice sledge hockey team gets together in Jeonju for the first time since it was selected to represent Korea at the Sochi Paralympics. They begin their first official training. After many years spent together as a team, these athletes can read one another's mind. But training turns out to be a challenge because of the lack of ice rinks in Korea...
Bumpy road to success
Most of the ice sledge hockey players became disabled in accidents. They had to give up on many things and live in despair because of their physical challenges, but they were able to get back on track by regaining confidence and courage thanks to ice sledge hockey. The athletes shared their moving stories about the meaning of ice hockey in their lives.
Disabilities and injuries not an excuse to stop
Ice sledge hockey involves many injuries because players have to fight with their opponents during games. The national ice sledge hockey players have to endure excruciating pain every night, which is all the more difficult because of the repercussions of their accidents. But every time they muster the courage to carry on and continue playing ice sledge hockey with enthusiasm despite the social bias against people with disabilities.