[Beijing Winter Olympics] Hong Kong athlete Zhu Dingwen missed the cut in his Winter Olympics debut: participation is also a victory

  [Commentary] On February 11, the Beijing Winter Olympics men's short track speed skating 500 meters kicked off, and Hong Kong player Zhu Dingwen ushered in his debut at the Winter Olympics.

In the preliminaries that day, he was in the same group as short track speed skating star Wu Dajing, and finally ranked third in the group and missed the cut.

  [Concurrent] Zhu Dingwen, a short track speed skater from Hong Kong, China, at the Beijing Winter Olympics

  It's just a pity that I wasn't "courageous enough" to compete with others when I started the race. I've been training too hard recently. I used to start and finish at the end of others. , it's a bit embarrassing, I haven't tried this situation.

  [Explanation] During the preparation period for the Beijing Winter Olympics, Zhu Dingwen trained in the mainland for a long time, so he became popular on the Internet with his fluent Northeastern dialect.

  Zhu Dingwen hopes to use the opportunity of this Winter Olympics to let more people know the Hong Kong short track speed skating team.

  [Concurrent] Zhu Dingwen, a short track speed skater from Hong Kong, China, at the Beijing Winter Olympics

  Athletes from a city without ice and snow, a city without standard short-track speed skating training venues, in fact, there are many (players) in our entire team. place to train.

In fact, it’s not just me, everyone in our entire team has paid a lot. I hope that after this Winter Olympics, there will be many mainland audiences and Hong Kong audiences who can continue to support our team, because our team still has a lot of extraordinary Excellent athlete.

  [Commentary] Although this Winter Olympics has ended, Zhu Dingwen said that he has gained a lot in Beijing.

  [Concurrent] Zhu Dingwen, a short track speed skater from Hong Kong, China, at the Beijing Winter Olympics

  Ice and snow sports also have a very special charm. I think it is a very good thing to be able to bring the Olympic spirit and Winter Olympic heritage back to Hong Kong, because (in) Hong Kong short track speed skating is a very, very unpopular sport, maybe we We can't make up 20 people, but we are able to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics, which is also a victory for us.

  [Commentary] This Winter Olympics, Hong Kong, China sent three athletes Jin Hexiao, Weng Houquan and Zhu Dingwen to participate, which is the largest number of participants in the previous Winter Olympics.

  China News Agency reporter comprehensive report

Responsible editor: [Ji Xiang]

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