Day 7 Summary: Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games
Medals galore for China, Japan’s Muraoka gets another gold.
China won an impressive fifteen medals on day seven of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, stretching their lead at the top of the overall medal table ahead of Ukraine.
They picked up four in Para Alpine Women’s Giant Slalom with Daqing ZHU leading the medal charge with Silver in the Vision Impaired event, then Mengqiu ZHANG took Gold in the Standing event, taking her personal medal tally for the Games to four (two Golds, two Silvers). In the Sitting event, Asia claimed all three medals with Japan’s Momoka MURAOKA getting the Gold and China’s Sitong LIU taking Silver and Wenjing ZHANG the Bronze.
In Para Biathlon, China picked up five more medals including another Gold medal for Mengtao LIU in the Individual Sitting event to add to his Gold won in the Middle Distance event earlier in the week. Zhiqing ZHAO took Silver in the Women’s Individual Standing event and three other bronze medals were won.
In Para Snowboard it was the Banked Slalom events. Again, China were impressive picking up six medals overall, two of each colour. The Gold medals were won by Zhangwie WU (Men’s SB-LL1) and Qi SUN (Men’s SB-LL2).
In Wheelchair Curling, China faced Canada in the Semi-final. They picked up three in the third and fifth ends and led 9-3 going into the seventh end. Although Canada won this by 2, the gap was too large and they conceded the eighth end. This means China will defend their Paralympic title in the Gold medal match against Sweden tomorrow (Saturday 12 March).
It was a decisive day for Para Ice Hockey too. Koran met Canada in the Semi-final but they proved too strong for the Korean team with the final score CAN 11 v 0 KOR. In the other Semi-final, China played the USA who also proved too strong them. The final score here was also USA 11 v 0 CHN. This means that Korea will play China to determine who wins the Bronze medal tomorrow (Saturday 12 March)
At the end of day seven, China still topped the medal table with Japan still in seventh place.