China News Service, January 2nd. The "New Year's Day Ice Carnival-National Figure Skating Team Competition" co-sponsored by the Winter Sports Management Center of the State General Administration of Sports and the China Figure Skating Association will be held in Shougang Park on the 1st and 2nd The National Figure Skating Team Training Hall was held.

In the short program/rhythmic dance competition held on the 1st, the "Knife Team" led the "Elite Team" with a score of 349.44 points.

The scene of the game.

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  After the 2020 China Cup World Figure Skating Grand Prix, the Chinese National Figure Skating Team went to Tengchong, Yunnan for a 3-week plateau training.

It is understood that in order to create more competition opportunities for athletes, feel the atmosphere of the competition, and test the Olympic preparation and training results, the Winter Sports Management Center of the State General Administration of Sports and the Chinese Figure Skating Association jointly planned this national figure skating team competition.

  The competition is divided into two groups by the athletes of the national training team, which is conducted in the form of team competition.

What’s interesting is that the athletes ingeniously named their team. The "Sharp Knife Team" formed by Wang Shiyue/Liu Xinyu, Jin Hengxin, Chen Yudong, Peng Cheng/Jin Yang competed against Chen Hong/Sun Zhuoming, Chen Hongyi, Jin Boyang, Wang Yuchen/Huang Yihang. "Elite Team".

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  In addition, two women's singles athletes Xie Xinyi and Wang Yihan from Shijingshan District, Beijing also participated in the competition.

World champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong did not participate in this competition, and they were captains of the two teams.

  Zhao Hongbo, the head coach of the Chinese National Figure Skating Training Team, said that this competition is a good opportunity to test the training results of the past period of time. "The International Skating Federation has a world team championship. In 2014, the Olympic figure skating team competition was added. The Chinese team participated in the team competitions of the past two Olympic Games. This competition allowed many young athletes to feel the atmosphere of team competitions, and it also better mobilized the enthusiasm of training. More importantly, this form of team allowed various events The interaction between the athletes of China has been strengthened, which has improved the cohesion of our team.

  After the first day's short program/rhythmic dance competition, the "Knife Team" temporarily led the "Elite Team" by 4.95 points with 349.44 points.

According to the schedule, a free skating/free dance competition will be held on the 2nd.