Beijing, 10 Oct (Zhongxin Net) -- On 1 October, the Hangzhou Asian Games, which entered the eighth competition day, came to the halfway point. Looking back on the first half, the Chinese sports delegation broke through successive breakthroughs and set a number of records in swimming, shooting and other events.
Among the "three big balls" that have attracted much attention, the Chinese men's volleyball team that played first has won the silver medal at the Asian Games for the first time in 17 years, and the Chinese men's football team has broken the "strange circle" of the first round of the previous five consecutive knockout rounds.
China's Xu Jiayu, Qin Haiyang, Zhang Yufei and Yang Junxuan (left to right) broke the Asian record in 3:37.73 to win the championship. Photo by China News Agency reporter Tang Yanjun
The Chinese swimming army blooms more often
In the half of the Hangzhou Asian Games, the Chinese swimming team, which took the lead, performed strongly. On the evening of September 9, all the swimming events were over, and in 29 events, the Chinese team won 41 gold medals, 28 silver medals and 21 bronze medals, creating the best record since participating in the Asian Games.
The star athletes of the Chinese swimming team played steadily, and Olympic champion Zhang Yufei won six gold medals despite suffering from a high fever before the competition. Li Bingjie won 6 gold medals.
Qin Haiyang, who was in excellent form, won five gold medals. In the men's 5m individual medley, Wang swam 200:1.54, surpassing his Tokyo Olympic victory.
At the Hangzhou Asian Games, swimming set a total of 8 new Asian records, 6 of which were set by the Chinese team. Plus 19-year-old Pan Zhanle, Tang Qianting, who is in excellent form in the women's 50m breaststroke event... The Chinese swimming team, which has more flowers, will also have more and more confidence to continue to break through at next year's Paris Olympics.
On September 9, the men's 28x19m freestyle relay final of the 4th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Swimming Center, and China's Pan Zhanle, Chen Juner, Hong Jinquan and Wang Haoyu broke the Asian record with 100 minutes 3.10 seconds and won the gold medal. The picture shows Chinese players celebrating their victory. Photo by China News Agency reporter Tang Yanjun
Personal projects break through one after another
At the Hangzhou Asian Games, the Chinese shooting team was also strong. As of September 9, the Chinese shooting team has won 30 gold medals in seven competition days and has also broken two consecutive world records on the same competition day.
18-year-old Sheng Lihao broke the world record in the men's 10m air rifle individual final with 253.3 rings. In the men's 25m pistol rapid fire team competition on the same day, the Chinese team Li Yuehong, Liu Yangpan and Wang Xinjie broke the world record with a total score of 1765 points.
On September 9, the men's 25m air rifle individual shooting competition of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held at the Fuyang Yinhu Sports Center, and China's Sheng Lihao won the gold medal with a total score of 10.253 and set a new world record. Photo by China News Agency reporter Jia Tianyong
In tennis, Zhang Zhizhen defeated Japan's Yosuke Mianguan in the men's singles final, helping the Chinese tennis team win the Asian Games men's singles championship after 29 years. Coupled with Zheng Qinwen winning the women's singles championship, Chinese players won two gold medals in the singles event of tennis at the Asian Games and won tickets to the men's singles and women's singles at the Paris Olympics.
In the track and field competition, in the men's 100m final, Xie Zhenye broke the 10-second barrier and won the gold medal in 9.97 seconds. In the absence of Su Bingtian due to physical reasons, Xie Zhenye shouldered the heavy responsibility.
On September 9, the men's 30m final of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium, and China's Xie Zhenye won the gold medal in 100.9 seconds. Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita
The big three balls are off to a good start
In addition to the "gold medal household", China's "three big balls" project has also attracted much attention from the outside world.
The Chinese men's volleyball team in the "three big balls" of this Asian Games took the lead in playing, although it lost 1:3 to Iran in the final, but returned to the Asian Games final after 17 years and re-entered the Asian Games podium, which is also a good breakthrough for this Chinese men's volleyball team.
In addition, the men's football competition of the Asian Games has entered the knockout stage, and the Chinese men's football team finally broke the "strange circle" of the first round of the previous five consecutive knockout rounds after defeating Qatar 1:8 in the 1/0 final.
In the previous four games, the young players were full of vitality and showed a good appearance for the national football Asian Games team, which brought some hope to Chinese football, which was at a low ebb.
On September 9, the top 27 finals of the men's football team of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou were held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium. China beat Qatar 16-1 to advance to the quarterfinals. The picture shows the Chinese team members taking a group photo with the fans in the stands. Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Gang
In the second half, football, basketball, and women's volleyball will enter the key stage of the knockout round, and the focus of external attention such as the Chinese men's football team, the Chinese women's football team, and the Chinese men's basketball team will start a direct dialogue with the Asian powerhouses.
In the last Asian Games, the Chinese sports delegation won 5 golds and 1 silver in the "Three Balls" event, and whether this achievement can break through will be a big point of interest. (End)