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China becomes fifth host to top Winter Paralympics medals table

Baku, March 14, AZERTAC

China has topped the medals table at its home Winter Paralympics, with its haul of 61 more than double that was amassed by any other nation, according to the insidethegames.

The last of the host nation's 18 golds in wheelchair curling was perhaps unsurprising since China was defending its title won at Pyeongchang 2018 in the sport.

However, the number of victories, alongside 20 silver and 23 bronze medals, is remarkable given that its wheelchair curling gold four years ago was its only previous podium finish at the Winter Paralympics.

Cross-country skier Yang Hongqiong was China's most successful athlete at the Games with three golds, and has been named as the country's flagbearer for today's Closing Ceremony.

China's team of 96 won golds in all six sports except Para ice hockey, in which it clinched a first-ever medal by beating South Korea to bronze.

Three Para Alpine skiing golds, as well as nine silvers and seven bronzes, were counted among China's medals.

 

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