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Winter Olympics 2018: Korean women’s ice hockey team lose historic opener

Winter Olympics 2018: Korean women’s ice hockey team lose historic opener

Winter Olympics 2018: Korean women’s ice hockey team lose historic opener

By Keshala Dias

11 Feb, 2018 | 12:04 pm

The joint North and South Korean women’s ice hockey team created history as they competed on the first day of action at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

But the team suffered an 8-0 defeat by 2014 bronze medallists Switzerland.

There was joy for the home nation when short-track speed skater Lim Hyo-jun won South Korea’s first gold medal.

Earlier Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla claimed the first gold of the Games in the women’s skiathlon.

Norwegian Marit Bjorgen’s silver medal in the same event saw her become the most decorated female Winter Olympian of all time.

There were also gold medals for German biathlete Laura Dahlmeier(women’s 7.5km sprint), German ski jumper Andreas Wellinger (men’s normal hill) and Dutch speed skater Carlijn Achereekte, who led home team-mates Ireen Wust and Antoinette de Jong in the women’s 3,000m.

Courtesy: BBC