It took a North Carolinian to attain Korea’s first-ever Winter Olympics ice hockey objective.
Randi Griffin, an Apex, N.C., native who was initially recruited by South Korea by way of e mail for the 2018 Winter Olympics, slipped a puck previous a goaltender within the second interval of a match between Japan and the unified Korean ladies’s hockey group Wednesday.
“I’m undoubtedly not a hero. It was a reasonably crappy shot that took a few bounces and occurred to enter the web. I received fortunate,” she advised reporters after the sport.
Griffin’s objective narrowed Japan’s result in 2-1. The Japanese ladies went on to win four-1, incomes their first Winter Olympics victory in three appearances.
Griffin’s aim was the spotlight of the sport that introduced a close to capability crowd at Kwandong Hockey Centre — together with a small military of North Korean cheerleaders dispatched by North Korean Chief Kim Jong-un — to its ft.