Chinanews.com Beijing, August 20th, title: Chinese athletes achieve great success in the Olympics, the descendants of the Chinese people and their grandchildren realize their dreams and enjoy glory
Author: Shi Wanjia
At the Tokyo Olympics, the Chinese sports delegation won 38 golds, 32 silvers and 18 bronzes, ranking second in the gold medal list, second only to the best results achieved at the Beijing Olympics.
There are also many athletes who have made historic breakthroughs even though they have not won medals.
There is also a medal list widely circulated on the Internet, listing the medals of the Hong Kong Sports Delegation and the Chinese Taipei Sports Delegation with the Chinese Sports Delegation, congratulating and proud of all Chinese athletes.
The fact is exactly the same. Behind the success of these competitions are athletes upholding the Olympic spirit and pursuing excellence. It is also the descendants of Yan and Huang who work hand in hand to practice the Olympic philosophy: faster, higher, stronger-more united.
A hundred years of dreaming
A hundred years of dreaming
During the current Olympics, people recalled more of the Chinese nation’s Olympic road and those dream-catchers.
In 1896, the English-language newspaper North China Daily News founded by the British published an article in which they ridiculed and ridiculed everything in China, calling China the Sick man of East Asia, that is, the "Sick man of East Asia". ".
Since then, Western powers such as Europe and the United States have used this term to humiliate China with a superior attitude of arrogance.
In the same year, the first modern Olympic Games was held in Athens, Greece.
Before the start of the competition, the organizing committee issued invitations to countries around the world, including the Qing government, which had just been defeated in the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895.
At that time, China was poor and weak. The Qing government did not know what the "Olympics" was, and only sent observers to the conference.
In 1908, Chinese intellectuals and young students eager to prosper the country and the people, put forward the "Three Questions of the Olympics" in the "Tianjin Youth" magazine: "When can China send athletes to participate in the Olympics? When will our athletes get one? Olympic gold medal? When will our country be able to host the Olympics?"
The Chinese sons and daughters at home and abroad have spent a hundred years answering these three questions with actions. In 1932, Liu Changchun, as the only contestant in China, stood on the 100-meter sprint of the Los Angeles Olympic Games; in 1984, Xu Haifeng was in At the Los Angeles Olympics, the men's shooting gold medal was won, which achieved the "zero breakthrough" of the Chinese Olympic gold medal; in 2008, the successful hosting of the Beijing Olympics gave the "three questions about the Olympics" a complete answer.
The humiliation of the "Sick Man of East Asia" is long gone, but answering the "three questions" is not the end of consummation, but a new starting point.
The Olympic Games is not only a grand sports event, but also a platform to showcase the country's image and comprehensive national strength.
In 2020, in the face of major changes in the world unseen in a century, China will take the lead in effectively controlling the new crown pneumonia epidemic, taking the lead in realizing economic growth from negative to positive, providing a strong guarantee for athletes to train for the Olympics, and only then have Chinese athletes compete in Tokyo. Riding the wind and waves on the top of the world has shown positive and progressive Chinese power to the world.
If sports are strong, China will be strong, and national sports will flourish.
On the journey of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, the tremendous energy brought by reform and opening up is driving China's vision from a "sports power" to a "sports power".
The road to pursuing the dream of Chinese sports is also the road of joint efforts of all Chinese people at home and abroad. It embodies the heart of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan compatriots, overseas Chinese and overseas Chinese, and demonstrates the strong cohesion and centripetal force of the Chinese nation.
Whenever the Olympic Games are held, there are overseas Chinese and overseas Chinese who cheer for Chinese athletes inside and outside the stadium.
Before the start of this Tokyo Olympic Games, due to epidemic prevention considerations, spectators could not enter the stadium to watch the game. However, the enthusiasm of the overseas Chinese in Japan to cheer for the Chinese athletes was undiminished.
They hung up cheering slogans at the door of their homes and waved the five-star red flag outside the stadium, no matter where they were, they wanted to cheer for the Chinese team.
Li Helin, the only Chinese staff member of the Tokyo Olympic sports display team, tried his best to win the broadcast of the Chinese women’s volleyball team’s "curtain call". He reported the names of every Chinese women’s volleyball team in Chinese and played the song "Sunshine" for them after the competition. "Always after the storm", to extend a affectionate farewell.
The strong support and active participation of overseas Chinese and compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan have added a strong touch to China's Olympic movement.
The "Water Cube", a national swimming center built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, received more than 940 million yuan in donations from more than 350,000 overseas Chinese and compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan from 105 countries and regions. A landmark building that contributes to the Olympic Games.
China's development and progress and the improvement of sports levels are inseparable from the long-term support and contribution of overseas Chinese.
Looking at many provinces and cities in mainland China, there are various sports venues and facilities donated by Hong Kong and Macao compatriots and overseas Chinese. They are especially concentrated in the hometowns of overseas Chinese in Guangdong, Fujian and other places, laying a good material foundation for the development of sports in the hometown of overseas Chinese.
Many individual sports in modern China were also supported by returned overseas Chinese. They brought advanced sports concepts, techniques and training methods back to China and cultivated a large number of sports talents in New China.
A number of sports homes have emerged in the Fujian and Guangdong regions. For example, Zhongshan, Guangdong is known as the "hometown of sports", Taishan is known as the "hometown of volleyball", Meixian is known as the "hometown of football", and Dongguan is known as the "hometown of swimming". "Hometown" and "hometown of weightlifting"; Putian, Fujian is called "hometown of track and field", Jinjiang is called "hometown of basketball" and so on.
On August 1, 2021, Su Bingtian from Zhongshan, Guangdong, with the first place in the semi-final group, made the Chinese figure appear for the first time on the runway of the men's 100-meter trapeze finals of the Olympic Games.
Two hours after breaking the Asian record in 9.83 seconds, he completed the first show of the Chinese athletes in the Olympic 100-meter final in 9.98 seconds.
Su Bingtian broke through the so-called ethnic limitations and proved to the world that "the Chinese can do it." This not only makes the Chinese people feel proud, but also inspires people in many Asian countries.
Xie Sicheng, a 25-year-old Chinese diver from Shantou, Guangdong, won the men's doubles three-meter springboard and the men's three-meter springboard at the Tokyo Olympics, and he holds the "Olympic Double Gold".
It is worth mentioning that in addition to being a fellow in Guangdong, Su Bingtian and Xie Siwei have another "common divisor": Jinan University.
Su Bingtian is an associate professor and postgraduate tutor of the School of Physical Education of Jinan University. Xie Sitai's undergraduate and postgraduate students are studying at Jinan University.
Jinan University is China’s first overseas Chinese higher education institution founded by the state. The proportion of overseas Chinese students and students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan far exceeds that of other institutions of higher learning. The university has signed bilateral agreements or Established academic exchange relations, it can be said that "voice teaching is in the world, and handsome in all continents."
Jinan University, which has a tradition of emphasizing student physical exercise, has sent many athletes to the Chinese national team, chasing dreams with struggle, and writing glory with hard work.
In 1936, Jinan people represented the country in the Olympic Games for the first time.
In 2016, Chen Aisen, a third-year undergraduate student of Jinan University, won the gold medal in the men's 10-meter platform at the Rio Olympics. It was the first time that Jinan students won gold in the Olympics. At the Tokyo Olympics, he won the silver medal in this event.
Just as Lin Rupeng, secretary of the Party Committee of Jinan University, said, Jinan people showed their great power in sports on the field and showed the spirit of Jinan people's "loyalty and respect". This is the pride of Jinan people and the pride of Chinese people.
Work together to build a dream
Work together to build a dream
In 1959, Hong Kong player Rong Guotuan improved his skills through professional training in Guangzhou and won the men's singles championship at the 25th World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Germany, and won the first world table tennis championship for New China.
In 2021, the Chinese team and China's Hong Kong team will stand on the podium of the women's table tennis team event at the Tokyo Olympics at the same time.
After the ceremony, the two teams took a group photo. The five-star red flag and the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region echoed each other. The gold and bronze medals were shining, which became another proud moment in the history of Chinese sports.
In the Tokyo Olympics badminton arena, Chinese Taipei men's doubles combination Wang Qilin and Li Yang defeated Chinese team players to win the championship. Women's singles player Dai Ziying lost to Chinese team player Chen Yufei and won the silver medal.
Netizens praised athletes from both sides of the Taiwan Strait for bringing wonderful competitions. When they saw athletes from both sides of the Taiwan Strait on the same podium, some even said that this was a "cross-strait win."
The tradition of cross-strait and Hong Kong and Macao sports exchanges and cooperation has been practiced for many years, and opponents on the field are also close friends off the field.
Mainland (Mainland) Olympic champions have visited Hong Kong and Taiwan many times; Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan athletes often go to the Mainland (Mainland) to participate in training and competitions, exchange ideas with inland (Mainland) athletes, and promote each other; Cross-Strait Olympic Committee sports exchanges are held once a year The symposium has been held until the 23rd this year.
At the Tokyo Olympics, the Chinese team, the Chinese Hong Kong team, and the Chinese Taipei team achieved better results than ever in many events, and the active promotion of mutual sports exchanges and cooperation cannot be ignored.
These achievements deserve to be celebrated and proud of by all compatriots on both sides of the strait, Hong Kong and Macao.
The sky is healthy, and the gentleman always strives for self-improvement; the terrain is good, and the gentleman carries things with virtue.
The Olympic Games is a world-class sports event with the spirit of sportsmanship, national spirit and internationalism. It symbolizes world peace, friendship and unity.
The Olympic spirit is shining in every moment when athletes struggle hard on the arena.
General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized: “Building a sports power is an important goal of building a socialist modern country in an all-round way.” China in the new era is standing at a new starting point, and the sports cause of the Chinese nation is moving towards a higher goal.
In less than 200 days, the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics will kick off.
Beijing will become the first "Double Olympic City" in the history of the Olympic Games to host the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics.
The handshake between the ancient oriental country and the Olympics again, embarking on a new dream, will share the Chinese spirit with the world, which is very exciting.
All descendants of Yan and Huang dynasty should unite and strengthen themselves, realize their dreams and share glory together.