China celebrate after claiming the Paralympic Games bronze medal in ice hockey with a 4-0 victory against South Korea at Beijing 2022 ©Getty Images

China swept aside South Korea with a 4-0 victory at the National Indoor Stadium as they emerged as the top Asian nation in Para ice hockey at the Winter Paralympics in Beijing.

South Korea were looking to repeat the bronze they achieved at Pyeongchang 2018, but this time it was China who made home advantage count.

Wang Zhindong opened the scoring for China before Shen Yifeng doubled their lead in the second period.

China then finished with a flourish as Li Hongguan struck before Shen completed his brace with a goal in the dying seconds.

South Korea had their chances with several power plays, but they failed to find a breakthrough against a stubborn Chinese team.

Both sides were aiming to bounce back after being on the receiving end of 11-0 defeats, with the United States thrashing China and Canada thumping South Korea in the two one-sided semi-finals.

Ji Yanzhao was forced to make a couple of early saves as South Korea made a positive start but they fell behind on four minutes.

Wang’s shot appeared to be heading wide only take a big deflection as the puck flew past Lee Jae-woong to give China the lead.

China then took control as Shen produced a superb solo effort to make it 2-0 at the start of the second period.

After dispossessing Choi Si-woo, Shen slid past three players before slotting home.

China's Shen Yifeng scores the first of his two goals in the bronze medal match against South Korea ©Getty Images
China's Shen Yifeng scores the first of his two goals in the bronze medal match against South Korea ©Getty Images

Shen was then sent to the penalty box for 14 minutes after slamming Jung Seung-Hwan into the wall, leaving the South Korean needing medical attention.

China managed to survive South Korea’s four-minute power play as they stood firm against their wasteful opponents.

Lyu Zhi also served time in the penalty in an ill-disciplined second period from China but South Korea failed to trouble the hosts.

Goaltender Lee kept South Korea in the match as he did brilliantly to stop Li from close range.

South Korea's hopes of launching a comeback here have been dealt a blow after Kim Young-sung was penalised for an illegal check to the neck on a Chinese player.

Li scored China’s third goal with two minutes left when he found the bottom corner with a first-time strike after receiving Shen’s pass.  

China then wrapped up an emphatic victory when Shen caught South Korea on the break and rolled the puck into an unguarded net.

The tournament is set to conclude tomorrow with the US looking to defend the title and claim a fourth consecutive gold medal in the sport when they meet Canada in the gold medal match.

Canada have won the title only once, at Turin in 2006.