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Ricky here with your final
Newsround update for today.
And we're going all out
for the Winter Paralympics.
It's set to be the largest staging
of the event, with a record
567 athletes competing.
Here are some of the highlights
from today's opening ceremony.
And we're off! We start with dancers
performing a traditional dance.
Recognise this lot? Paralympics GB
are in the house.
After all the competing countries
enter, the stadium is taken over by
kids, who are having a good old
party. And no party in South Korea
is complete without kapok. -- kapok.
Here we go, the moment everybody has
been waiting for. The Paralympic
flame is lit. Let the games begin!
Looks amazing, doesn't it?
Well, Kate Grey is in PyeongChang
for BBC Sport, and sent us this.
It was less than two weeks ago that
the Olympics drew to a close in
Pyeongchang and now it is the turn
of the Paralympics. The crowd was
treated to a spectacular opening
ceremony of dancing, fireworks and
snowboarding bears. Looking ahead
today one of the Paralympics
tomorrow, there is plenty of British
interest. Millie Knight and Menna
Fitzpatrick goal in the downhill.
They will be hot favourites for
medals. Scott Meenagh will be going
in the Nordic skiing. The first time
Britain have been represented in 20
years. The wheelchair curlings will
begin their campaign. A lot to look
Team GB are taking part
in five sports at the games
and have an ambitious target
to meet, aiming to scoop
between six and 12 medals.
Kate just mentioned one
of Britain s big medal hopefuls,
visually impaired skier
Before she headed to Pyeongchang,
we went to meet her.
What is it like skiing visually
I would say it is much
easier that I can't ski. Brett skis
in front of me and we talk all the
way down the mountain, what the
script snow is like, what Peter
Rayner is like and I will say
whether we're going to quickly or
I wear a bright orange
jacket and we are connected via
headset. I can see what is coming
up, a change of to rain, a change in
the course. Millie tells me if I'm
skiing too fast or too slow.
true your mum was your first guide?
Yes, we won bronze, which was
exciting. We got disqualified in the
others. But that's fine!
happened to her?
My coach said I
needed someone more permanent. And
When I went to such either was no
pressure. I was going just to
compete, to see what it was like and
have a fun time. But now it is very
different. Now it is very much more
about my performance, getting
medals. There is a little bit more
How do you feel before a race?
is better on the start gate than me.
He is very calm and relaxed. We talk
through the course a lot.
I have to
make sure that Millie is OK. She
goes quite quiet sometimes, which is
not good. She listens to the script.
What message would you have for
other people who are visual -- with
Fernie, losing my
sight is the best thing that ever
happened to me. I have got into
sport, which has built me as a
person. I have more confidence
through skiing. I have made so many
new friends and Bentiu amazing
places. But without sport I would
not have done. Give sport a go.
Just try it.
Of course, we'll be keeping you up
to date with all of the highlights
from the games over
the next ten days.
Head online now to see how some
of this year's medal hopefuls got
on, when we tested their knowledge
of the history of the paralympics.
That's all we've got time for today.
Newsround's back in the morning.
Enjoy your friday night.