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Chinese short track speed skating team: ace army looks forward to new glory

Chinese short track speed skating team: ace army looks forward to new glory

2022-01-23 23:45:37Source: Xi’an News Network

Xi’an News Network News, like the Summer Olympics, the Chinese delegation also has ace troops in the Winter Olympics. The short track speed skating team is undoubtedly the “ace of the ace”. The Chinese delegation has won 13 gold medals in the previous Winter Olympics. Among them, 10 are from short track speed skating events. This time, this team will strive to write new glory.

Combination of old and new in the lineup

There will be nine gold medals in short track speed skating at the Beijing Winter Olympics, including men’s and women’s 500m, 1,000m and 1,500m, as well as men’s 5,000m relay, women’s 3,000m relay, and men’s and women’s mixed 2,000m relay.

In order to select the final list, the Chinese short track speed skating team held three trials from January 10th to 15th. According to the selection plan, Wu Dajing and Ren Ziwei have won the individual championships in this season’s World Cup competitions and have been qualified for “through”. After three rounds of selection, the list of contestants was finally released. In addition to Wu Dajing and Ren Ziwei, the men’s team also had Sun Long, Li Wenlong, and Zhang Tianyi. The five members of the women’s team were Zhang Yuting, Fan Kexin, Qu Chunyu, Zhang Chutong and Han Yutong. This is a lineup that combines old and new. Five of them have participated in the Winter Olympics. Wu Dajing and Fan Kexin will compete in the Winter Olympics for the third time. Sun Long, Li Wenlong, Zhang Tianyi, Zhang Chutong and Zhang Yuting will welcome In the first show, 17-year-old Zhang Tianyi is the youngest player in the Chinese short track speed skating team.

Strive for the first gold on the fifth day of the new year

Judging from this list, the Chinese short track speed skating team has good competitiveness in both individual and relay events. For men, Wu Dajing once won the gold medal in the 500-meter event with a world record at the last PyeongChang Winter Olympics. As the leader of the Chinese short track speed skating team, his goal this time is to successfully defend his title at home. Ren Ziwei, who was born in 1997, became the first men’s all-around champion of the World Youth Short Track Speed ​​Skating Championships in China as early as 2016. He has the gold-rushing strength in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m events.

In the new men’s and women’s mixed 2000-meter relay event in this Winter Olympics, the Chinese team is also a strong contender for the championship. In the previous World Cup races, the Chinese team has reached the top of this event more than once. It is worth mentioning that February 5 is the first gold medal generation day of the Beijing Winter Olympics, and there will also be gold medals in the men’s and women’s mixed 2000-meter relay event on that day. It can be said that the Chinese short track speed skating team is also responsible for the Chinese delegation. The task of winning the first gold.

Strong enemies are waiting to be underestimated

Looking back at the short track speed skating competitions in the Winter Olympics, the competition between China and South Korea has been the main theme for a long time. At this Winter Olympics, the confrontation between China and South Korea is still the biggest attraction. Like the Chinese team, the South Korean short track speed skating team also has 10 Olympic tickets. They will have direct dialogue with Chinese athletes in the men’s 500m, 1000m, 1500m and other events.

In addition to the South Korean team, the European Legion, which has been rising strongly in recent years, is also a “stumbling block” for the Chinese team on the road to gold. In terms of the women’s team, the Dutch team led by the famous player Schulting is the strongest, which is undoubtedly a major difficulty for the Chinese women’s team to challenge. As for the men’s team, the Hungarian team is also aggressive. Brothers Liu Shaolin and Liu Shaoang, under the guidance of Chinese coach Zhang Jing, helped Hungary achieve a breakthrough of zero short track speed skating gold medals at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. During the Beijing Winter Olympics cycle, the brothers continued their good momentum and will become Wu Dajing’s important opponents in the men’s 500m.

Yan Bin, an all-media reporter from Xi’an Press

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