China News Service, Chengdu, May 20th: "Post-95s" Yi girls refresh the best results in the Chinese women's 10,000-meter long-distance race: work hard, work hard

  Author Li Fangzezhiqing Yue Yitong

  Recently, an exciting news came from the far side of the ocean: on April 29, local time in the United States, Chinese long-distance runner He Wujia won the 2022 Payton Jordan Invitational women's 10,000-meter event with a time of 31:46.51. , not only created a personal best result, but also the best result achieved by Chinese players in this event since 2012.

  24-year-old He Wujia is from Baoqing Village, Baiwu Town, Yanyuan County, Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province. His parents are authentic farmers, and he has two older brothers. The family conditions are relatively difficult.

He Wuxia, who has been fond of sports since childhood, showed his running talent since he was a child.

But in the eyes of her coach and her parents, He Wuxia can achieve today's results because of the unremitting persistence, hard work, and hard work behind her talent.

He Wuxia in the game.

(middle) Photo courtesy of Yanyuan County Rong Media Center

  On the road of professional athlete, He Wujia has not been easy to walk. Due to the constraints of her family, she only began to receive systematic training after she entered junior high school.

The support of her father, He Haiwa, was crucial to the Yi girl's dream-chasing journey.

  He Haiwa recalled that his daughter liked sports since she was a child, and there was no court in the village, so he made a simple ball stand for her; without a coach, he accompanied her daughter to exercise in the mountains and fields.

  In order to provide his daughter with good training conditions, He Haiwa also accompanied He Wujia to participate in training in Chengdu, Nanchong and other places.

During her daughter's training, He Haiwa, who had no fixed source of income, would look for job opportunities on the spot, slept in the park, worked as a security guard, and did her best to help her daughter pursue her dreams bravely.

He Wuxia (middle) and his parents.

Photo courtesy of Yanyuan County Rong Media Center

  With the encouragement of love, despite the difficult conditions, He Wuxia never complained, but continued to struggle and progress with an optimistic, positive, sunny outlook and perseverance.

She said that the hardships and sweat she had endured made her more willing to give, and strengthened her determination to walk out of the mountains, out of Sichuan and into the world.

  In 2018 and 2019, He Wuxia did not achieve ideal results. She was once depressed and even doubted whether she should continue to insist on the track and field events that she has loved for many years.

With the encouragement of her family, coaches and classmates, she regained her confidence.

  After more than a year of training adjustment and improvement, He Wuxia won the sixth place in the 5,000-meter long-distance running and the third place in the 10,000-meter long-distance running at the 14th National Games held in September 2021, and was selected as a Chinese national Athletics team.

  Due to the needs of professional development, He Wujia often needs to go to many places for training and learning.

Everywhere she went, she got along very well with her classmates, teammates, and coaches, and because of her cheerful personality, she became everyone's "pistachio".

A simple basketball stand made by my father, He Wu Xia.

Photo courtesy of Yanyuan County Rong Media Center

  Nowadays, He Wujia also participates in training and competitions in Arizona, Los Angeles and other places.

Next, He Wuxia will work hard to prepare for the Chengdu Universiade and the Asian Games.

  On the road of chasing her dream, she kept walking.

When talking about the reasons and motivation for her persistence, He Wuxia said that she wants to win glory for the people who care about her and her beloved hometown and motherland, and she will continue to set sail with this unchanged original intention.