On Wednesday, China defeated the Czech Republic 4-3 in Paralympic Ice Hockey to earn a spot in the semi-finals of the 2022 Winter Paralympics. This is the first time that a team from China has reached the semi-finals in Paralympic Hockey.
What dreams are made of!✨— Paralympic Games (@Paralympics) March 9, 2022
China make their first ever semi-finals in their debut Paralympics as a host nation in Beijing!🇨🇳
Can they take home a medal?🥇🥈🥉#WinterParalympics #Beijing2022 #ParaIceHockey @paraicehockey pic.twitter.com/qNodHPS5he
The U.S. Paralympic Ice Hockey team also garnered a semi-final slot by defeating Canada 5-0 and South Korea 9-1. The U.S. Paralympic Ice Hockey team and China will meet in a semi-final match on Friday.
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- paralympic.org (9 March 2022). Hosts march to the semifinal after a thriller against the Czechs. https://www.paralympic.org/news/hosts-march-semifinal-after-thriller-against-czechs
- David Waldstein. (10 March 2022). Coached by an Enigmatic Russian, China Emerges as a Sled Hockey Power. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/10/sports/olympics/paralympics-china-sled-hockey.html