[Explanation] October 20 is the 500-day countdown to the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Winter Games.
In the afternoon of the same day, the Chinese wheelchair curling team, which was training in Harbin, Ice City, carried out preparation activities.
[Explanation] At the event site, all the staff recalled the gold medal moment of the Chinese wheelchair curling team at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games. Athlete representative Wang Meng and coach representative Zhao Ran spoke successively. They said that they will seize time and work hard. Training, repay the love of the motherland and the expectations of the people with excellent results.
[Concurrent] Wang Haitao, a member of the Chinese wheelchair curling team
Due to the epidemic, our training abroad and competitions have been cancelled, so now it is just training. I feel that sometimes we lack competition experience.
We are composed of 12 people, sometimes we often rotate some cooperation, so I feel that the cooperation is still lacking.
[Concurrent] Zhang Qiang, a member of the Chinese wheelchair curling team
Just entering the curling team, there must be a big gap with some old teammates. You need to run in with them little by little, and play with them little by little. For the Winter (Parallel) Olympics, this is a big goal anyway. But I also have a small goal for myself. I can try my best to cooperate with my teammates, run in well, cooperate well together, and then complete all the following trainings and cheer together.
[Commentary] It is understood that there are 12 Chinese wheelchair curling teams from Heilongjiang, Beijing, Hebei, Jilin and Jiangsu.
Hu Junfu, the executive deputy leader of the Chinese wheelchair curling team, said in an interview with a reporter from China News Agency that at present, the team from the coaching staff to the players is full of heart and energy.
[Concurrent] Hu Junfu, Executive Deputy Leader of China Wheelchair Curling Team
From the beginning to the end, their confidence has not diminished, they have overcome various difficulties, and have been training hard. We believe that we also have such a determination that in 2022, that is to say 500 days from today, we will be in Beijing for the Paralympic Winter Games. At the meeting, to show the whole country to the world the demeanor of our Chinese disabled and the spirit of our Chinese wheelchair curling team.
[Explanation] The China Wheelchair Curling Team was established in 2007 and won the gold medal in the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea and the final of the 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championships, achieving the gold medal in the Paralympic Winter Games of the Chinese delegation The zero breakthrough created the history of China's first wheelchair curling championship.
Reporter Wei Lai reports from Harbin, Heilongjiang
Editor in charge: [Li Yuxin]