A tearful North Korean skier earned the biggest cheer of the day at the women's giant slalom Thursday after a display that brought back fond memories of glorious Olympic no-hopers. Kim Ryon Hyang skied gently down the Pyeongchang course in a time of one minute, 40.22 seconds -- almost half a minute off the top times set by Italy's Manuela Moelgg and American Mikaela Shiffrin. It was a performance reminiscent of British ski jumper Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, who stole the hearts of fans around the world with his all-too-brief attempts at getting airborne during the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Roared on by around 150 of North Korea's famed "Army of Beauties" cheerleaders sporting red and white puffer jackets and dark glasses, the 25-year-old Kim punched the air as she crossed the line in one piece.