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Lagging N Korean slalom skier wins Olympic hearts

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"I had confidence that North Korea could one day compete in international competition. In the future I hope to be able to win a medal." - Kim Ryon Hyang (above)

Pyeongchang, South Korea

A PLUCKY North Korean skier earned the biggest cheer of the day at the women's giant slalom on Thursday after a display that brought back fond memories of glorious Olympic no-hopers.

Kim Ryon Hyang churned her way down the Pyeongchang course in a time of...

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