Hangzhou, September 9 (ZXS) -- The first gold medal in the competitive gymnastics event of the Hangzhou Asian Games was born on the 24th, and the Chinese gymnastics men's team won the championship with 24.262 points, and the Japanese team and the Chinese Taipei team won the second and third places.

Due to the "superposition" of the schedule of the Hangzhou Asian Games and the Antwerp Gymnastics World Championships, the Chinese gymnastics team participated in two ways. In the Asian Games, the Chinese men's gymnastics team is composed of Zhang Boheng, Zou Jingyuan, Xiao Ruoteng, Lin Chaopan and Lan Xingyu. The Japanese gymnastics men's team is not all the main team this time, which makes the Sino-Japanese gymnastics men's team battle almost lose suspense.

In the past, in Asia, the competition between China and Japan in men's gymnastics can be described as the existence of "unique gear", and at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, the Japanese team ended the "ten consecutive championships" of the Chinese gymnastics men's team; At the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, the Chinese gymnastics team regained the men's team championship; At the Tokyo Olympics, the Chinese gymnastics men's team lost to the Russian Olympic team and Japan in the final, and won only one bronze medal; In 2022, the Chinese team beat Japan to win the gymnastics World Championships in Liverpool, England; In August this year, the Chinese gymnastics men's team composed of Zhang Boheng, Zou Jingyuan, Su Weide, Lan Xingyu and Shi Cong defeated the Japanese team again to win gold at the Chengdu Universiade.

In the first match of the men's qualification and team final of the Asian Games, the first Korean team finished with 244.495 points. Subsequently, in the second competition, although the Chinese Taipei gymnastics men's team made some mistakes in the horizontal bar and parallel bars competition, with the excellent performance of Kurama, it still beat the Korean team in the total team score, while the Japanese team, which was already superior, played steadily, scoring 258.628 points, temporarily ranking first in the team results.

It is worth mentioning that Li Zhikai, the "tumbling boy" of the Chinese Taipei gymnastics men's team, scored a high score of 15.066 in the individual strength pommel horse competition, injecting confidence into his next individual competition.

When Lee Ji-kai's pommel horse movement landed steadily, his teammates cheered and hugged him. "They said 'Congratulations' to me and 'Min La, Min La', because at the Asian Gymnastics Championships in June, our defeat at Kurama was very painful, so I hope we can get out of the shadows, and today we did it, and everyone is happy." Li Zhikai said.

In the final competition of the day, the appearance of the Chinese gymnastics men's team brought the atmosphere in the gymnasium of the Huanglong Sports Center to a climax, and the audience applauded and shouted one after another. Count the five players of the Chinese gymnastics men's team, all of whom have the experience of champions in the gymnastics world championships. Among them, Zou Jingyuan also won gold for the Chinese gymnastics team at the Tokyo Olympics.

"Seeing a 'world-class' gymnastics show at the Asian Games is really worth the ticket price." Hangzhou audience member Zhang Lizhen said that seeing athletes from all over the world sweating and fighting tirelessly in the arena made her experience the beauty of sports and the beauty of sports up close.

In the Hangzhou Asian Games gymnastics competition on September 9, the Chinese gymnastics team defended the men's team gold medal at the Asian Games with a total score of 24.262. The picture shows China's Zou Jingyuan performing a ring competition. Photo by China News Agency reporter An Yuan

In the ring competition, Zou Jingyuan made the move named after him, "Zou Jingyuan Cross", showing Olympic level, and finally he scored 14.800 points.

In the parallel bars competition of the Chinese gymnastics men's team, Zhang Boheng completed the whole set of movements well, and after landing steadily, he shouted to the audience. Subsequently, "parallel bars king" Zou Jingyuan appeared, and scored 15.933 points with a stable performance.

"This Asian Games means a lot to me, this is a 'middle school exam' before next year's Olympic Games." After the match, China's Zhang Boheng said that as the host of the competition at home, he was both excited and apprehensive, and he was happy to withstand the pressure and perfectly demonstrate the core technology at the end. (End)