(Beijing Winter Olympics) Event Preview: The ace of the game is on the ice and snow to compete for gold

  China News Service, Beijing, February 15 (Reporter Wang Zumin) The Beijing Winter Olympics on the 16th will produce 8 gold medals, and China's two "ace divisions" on ice and snow will compete for gold medals in different "battlefields". war.

  On the ice: Short track speed skating ends China's medal competition

  The short track speed skating competition of this Winter Olympics will produce two gold medals in the men's 5000m relay and the women's 1500m on the closing day.

The Chinese short-track speed skating team, which has won 2 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze at the Winter Olympics, will strive to achieve better results.

In the short track speed skating mixed team relay final that ended on the evening of February 5, the Chinese team consisting of Wu Dajing, Ren Ziwei, Fan Kexin and Qu Chunyu took the lead in crossing the finish line, winning the first place for the Chinese sports delegation in this Winter Olympics. gold medals.

The picture shows the Chinese team players celebrating after the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Mao Jianjun

  The men's 5000m relay final will be held between the five teams of China, South Korea, Italy, Canada and the Russian Olympic Committee.

At the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the Chinese team won the bronze medal in this event; four years later, the Chinese team won the silver medal in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Now, can the Chinese team, led by the current Winter Olympics double champion Ren Ziwei and Pingchang Winter Olympics 500-meter gold medalist Wu Dajing, go one step further and reach the highest podium?

  The women's 1500m was once an advantageous event in China's short track speed skating. Zhou Yang won two consecutive Winter Olympics titles in this event at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 and the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.

This time, the Chinese team will send Zhang Yuting, Han Yutong, and Zhang Chutong to fight for the medal.

  The women's 1500m world record holder and the South Korean team's defending champion Cui Minjing, the Dutch star Schulting who won the 1000m champion with a world record-breaking result in this Winter Olympics, and the Italian veteran Fangta who achieved the women's 500m defending title in Beijing Na and others are all strong contenders for medals in this project.

On February 13, Chinese team players Wang Rui, Zhang Lijun, Han Yu, and Dong Ziqi (from left to right) were on the field.

On the same day, the Chinese team defeated the South Korean team 6-5 in the women's round-robin curling competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics held at the "Ice Cube" of the Beijing National Swimming Center.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

  In the curling arena, both the Chinese men's and women's curling teams will complete their final rounds in the round-robin competition.

Among them, the men's team will face Switzerland, while the women's team will play a one-day double match against the British team and the Canadian team.

  According to the rules, the top four in the round-robin curling event will advance to the semi-finals.

Due to the poor previous record, the Chinese men's and women's curling teams have been basically excluded from the semi-finals.

  Men's ice hockey will be played in the quarter-finals, with the winners of the United States and Slovakia, the Russian Olympic Committee and Denmark, Finland and Switzerland, Sweden and China and Canada competing for a place in the semi-finals.

  On the snow: Freestyle skier man's aerial skills to relive his dream

  The Chinese freestyle skiing aerial skills team has won 1 gold and 1 silver in the women's aerial skills and mixed teams at this Winter Olympics.

On the 16th, the ace division of the Chinese snow sports team will once again compete for the gold medal in the men's aerial skills final.

  In the men's aerial skills qualifying competition held on the 15th, Qi Guangpu and Jia Zongyang, two veterans of the four dynasties of the Chinese team, directly advanced to the final in the first round, and their scores were both above 125 points, ranking the top two of all contestants.

On the evening of February 10, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing Aerial Skills Mixed Team Final was held at Zhangjiakou Yunding Ski Park. The Chinese team won the runner-up.

The picture shows Chinese team players Jia Zongyang (middle), Xu Mengtao (left) and Qi Guangpu (right) celebrating after the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhai Yujia

  Jia Zongyang is the third runner-up of the Sochi Winter Olympics and the runner-up of the Pingchang Winter Olympics, and Qi Guangpu is the double champion of the World Championships and the World Cup. These two battle-hardened veterans have the strength to compete for gold medals.

  Freestyle skiing aerial skills are the traditional advantages of Chinese snow sports. The first snow gold medal of the Chinese delegation was won by Han Xiaopeng in the men's aerial skills event at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics.

After a lapse of 16 years, the Chinese freestyle skiing men's aerial skills are expected to relive their dreams in Beijing.

  On the day of the freestyle skiing competition, there will also be a men's slope obstacle course final.

Unfortunately, in the qualifying match on the 15th, He Jinbo, the youngest player of the Chinese delegation, ranked 22nd and missed the final.

  The biathlon 16 will produce the women's 4x6 km relay gold medal.

The Chinese team ranked 16th in the biathlon men's 4x7.5km relay race. The Chinese women's team, consisting of Chu Yuanmeng, Meng Fanqi, Tang Jialin and Ding Yuhuan, will strive to create better results.

  Cross-country skiing will feature the men's and women's team sprint (traditional technique) semi-finals and finals.

At the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the Chinese men's and women's teams both stopped in the semi-finals and are looking forward to advancing to the finals.

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