China at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

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China sent people to compete at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. China had never won a medal at the Winter Paralympics prior to the start of the 2018 Winter Games. They have a team competing in wheelchair curling.

History[change | change source]

China had never won a medal at the Winter Paralympics prior to the start of the 2018 Winter Games.[1] The best finish they had was fourth at the 2014 Winter Paralympics.  Their wheelchair curling team finished fourth.  China's best individual finish was also in 2014. Peng Yuanyuan finished fifth in the  women's cross-country skiing 5 km classic style standing.[1]

Russian doping scandal[change | change source]

15 National Paralympic Committees and the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation signed a letter expressing support for the National Paralympic Committee of Russia in August 2017.  The countries included Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Moldova, Mongolia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Montenegro, and South Korea.  They asked the IPC Governing Board to consider letting Russia compete at the 2018 Winter Paralympics.  The letter was signed weeks before the IPC Governing Board met in Abu Dhabi.[2] In September 2017, this decision was reviewed and upheld. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) still had concerns about doping in Russian sport. All the conditions the IPC required of the Russians were not met.[3]

Wheelchair curling[change | change source]

The team starts playing on 10 March when they go against Sweden.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "China". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  2. "Paralympic committees boost Russia's bid to be reinstated in time for PyeongChang 2018". Play the Game. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  3. "Зборную Расіі адхілілі ад удзелу ў Паралімпійскіх гульнях — 2018". Наша Ніва (in Belarusian). Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  4. "Så sänder SVT Paralympics 2018 - Sport | SVT.se". SVT Sport (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-02-16.