China end 12-year wait for win

VANCOUVER – CHINA won their first Olympic women’s ice hockey match in 12 years on Monday when a 3-1 victory over Slovakia gave them a seventh place finish at the Vancouver Games.

Wang Linuo scored two goals and Sun Rui added another in a game where both sides desperately needed a boost after Slovakia had lost three group matches by a combined score of 29-4. For their part, China had scored just three goals in three games.

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