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Meanwhile, North and South Korea's decision not to march together at Friday night's opening ceremony will have no bearing on efforts to support North Korean athletes, the International Olympic Committee has said.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in officially declared the biggest Winter Paralympics in history open, before a show of fireworks lit up the night sky above the stadium.

The 2018 Paralympic Winter Games begin Friday with the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. There are a record 80 gold medals up for grab, South Korean News Agency (Yonhap) reported.

It was Farkasova's sixth Paralympic gold, and she hailed her victory as "great, amazing".

Most of the North's Olympic athletes also had humiliating finishes, and a hastily assembled joint women's ice hockey team lost every one of its five matches, scoring just twice while conceding 28 goals.

The Winter Paralympic Games have kicked off in PyeongChang.

Guttmann, a Jewish neurosurgeon who fled to Great Britain from Nazi Germany, used sport as part of his work rehabilitating injured World War II veterans; he organized the Stoke Mandeville Games in 1948, which served as a precursor to the Paralympics.

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He told the Paralympians to keep fighting, play fair, have fun, and keep pushing their limits.

Broadcasts, which run today through March 18, will be available daily on CBC and Radio-Canada with live streams hosted on the CBC Sports app.

The North Korean athletes at the Games are two cross-country skiers, Kim Jong Hyon and Ma Yu Chol. An additional two nations will make their Winter Games debut - Tajikistan and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

21-year-old alpine skier Momoka Muraoka led the Japanese delegation at the opening ceremony.

Both teams appeared separately under their own countries' flags at the parade during the opening ceremony. However, unlike at the Olympics, North and South Korea will not march together at the opening ceremony.

USA snowboarder Brenna Huckaby, who has a prosthetic leg, was the first female para-athlete to model a swimsuit for the United States magazine Sports Illustrated.

The rapid inter-Korean thaw has eased tensions that soared past year when Pyongyang tested missiles that could reach the U.S. mainland and detonated what it said was an H-bomb.

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