China's women's curling make a comeback win at Winter Universiade

Team China won the first gold medal at the 31st Winter World University Games as the women's curling rallied past South Korea 6-4 in the final in Lake Placid in the U.S. on Saturday.

China's women's curling team take the gold medal at the award ceremony of the 31st Winter World University Games in Lake Placid, the U.S., January 21, 2023. (Photo: People's Daily Sports)

Falling behind 4-1 at halftime, the Chinese girls reaped at least one point in each of the next four ends for an amazing comeback win over the South Koreans, who had taken an 8-6 victory in their previous encounter in the round-robin preliminaries.

"We were planning to grab the lead at the beginning, but unfortunately we couldn't make it happen. After that, we just went all out to attack, and I think our determination helped us win," said China coach Yu Zuojun.

Earlier, China claimed the silver medal in the women's 3,000 meters relay of short track speed skating with a time of four minutes and 14.642 seconds. South Korea was crowned with 4:12.557 with the bronze going to the United States.

In the women's 500m of short track speed skating, Wang Yichao claimed a silver medal with 44.568 seconds, behind South Korean Choi Min-jeong at 44.050 seconds.

In the men's 500m, Li Kongchao ranked third with 41.886 seconds.