Hangzhou, 10 Oct (ZXS) -- Topic: Memories of the Hangzhou Asian Games: The Legend Will End The "swan song" still reverberates

China News Agency reporter Miao Lu

"This should be my last Asian Games." At every Asian Games, there are always newcomers who are just starting out, and there are also veterans who wave goodbye. A generation of legends will eventually come to an end, but their "swan song" is still left to inspire and echo the rising stars.

After announcing that he did not have the "next" Asian Games, National Table Tennis Team Captain Ma Long posted this paragraph on his social media, "Love can last for a long time. Thank you to the teammates and all the fans on the scene, thank you for leaving me the best memories of the Asian Games, the Chinese team continues to cheer! ”

On September 9, the semifinals of the men's table tennis team of the 25th Asian Games in Hangzhou were held in the Gongshu Canal Sports Park Gymnasium, and the Chinese team defeated Chinese Taipei 19-3 to advance to the final. The picture shows Chinese player Ma Long going to the mixed interview area after the game. Photo by Shi Chunyang

Before the start of the Hangzhou Asian Games, Ma Long was on the hot search for the topic of "the Asian Games resume is so long". I remember Malone making his Asian Games debut in Doha, Qatar in 2006, when the 18-year-old had just "unlocked" the men's team gold medal at the Asian Games.

Ma Long then won the London Olympics, Rio Olympics and Tokyo Olympic Games, and he was the first men's singles table tennis champion in Olympic history to successfully defend his title, achieving a double-lap "Grand Slam". He is not only a legend of Chinese table tennis, but also a legend of Chinese sports.

Because of love, this is the fourth Asian Games that Ma Long participated in, in this Asian Games, Ma Long defeated South Korea's Park Kang-hyun 3:0 to achieve the eighth consecutive Asian Games championship for the national table tennis men's team, and this game also became his "swan song" in the Asian Games.

Malone said he did a good job. As captain, he also has his own responsibilities, "Although my game is over, my teammates still have a lot of tough battles to fight, and I will train with my teammates and prepare for the game with them. ”

If Ma Long's Asian Games "swan song" is complete and perfect, then Sun Yiwen, the "fencing goddess" who bid farewell to her Asian Games career with a team bronze medal, still points ahead "with hope".

"I ended my third Asian Games with a bronze medal, but I have no regrets. Thank you to those who walk with me, and thank you to those who support me. The front wave will eventually enter the sea, but as long as I can still hold the sword in my hand, I will do my best until the last moment. Sun Yiwen wrote on social media.

On September 9, the women's individual epee of the 24th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held at the gymnasium of Hangzhou Dianzi University, and China's Sun Yiwen (left) lost to South Korea's Song Shiluo and missed the final. The picture shows Sun Yiwen in the game. Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

Sun Yiwen is the only Olympic champion of the Chinese fencing team in the Hangzhou Asian Games lineup and a member of the team champion of the Asian Games in Jakarta. From the newcomer to the Incheon Asian Games, to the main team of the Jakarta Asian Games gold team, to the "big sister" in the women's epee team today, 3 Asian Games, 9 years, Sun Yiwen's teammates around her have been changing, but she has always stood on the field.

At this Asian Games, Sun Yiwen not only wants to stabilize the military on the field, but also tells the young people around him what to do in the competition. "Including preparing for activities, daily life, etc., there are many details that I need to share with you."

For the three newcomers who stood on the Asian Games stage for the first time, Sun Yiwen encouraged them more, "Their fighting spirit is obvious to everyone, and the first time they faced this kind of competition, they withstood the pressure and played quite well." Whatever the outcome, they should applaud themselves. ”

After announcing that this was his last Asian Games, Sun Yiwen pointed to the Paris Olympics. She said: "Although we lost, our squad can also give everyone a new hope. It's a wonderful thing to have hope, and I will continue to fight with a new mentality. ”

Ma Long and Sun Yiwen or the epitome of the veterans of the entire Asian Games, no matter what the outcome, whether or not they say a clear farewell, their words and deeds on the field are loud and echoing for a long time.

On October 10, 4-year-old Chinese track and field athlete Cheyang Shijie first won the gold medal in the mixed 32km race walk team at the Hangzhou Asian Games with her teammates, and then won the gold, silver and bronze medals in the women's 35km race walk at the 2012 London Olympics with Liu Hong and Lv Xiuzhi at the Olympic medal ceremony held in the evening. "It is not easy for our three (race walking) athletes, and I hope that through our persistence, we can inspire more young people to live differently." ”

On the evening of October 10, the Olympic medal ceremony for Chinese track and field athletes was held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium, and Sister Cheyang Shi (first from left), who won the gold medal in the women's 4km race walk at the London Olympics, burst into tears. Photo by Jiang Qiming, reporter of China News Agency

At this Asian Games, Hua Tian, a 33-year-old Chinese equestrian, became the first Chinese team rider to win the Asian Games equestrian individual championship. Hua Tian, who participated in the Asian Games for the third time, is happy for the rapid development and popularization of this sport in China. "It's important for us riders to set an example for the kids and show them that Chinese can be the best rider in Asia," he said. One day, they may become the best riders in the world. ”

As the oldest player in the Chinese women's Go team, 31-year-old Li Hyuk defeated Cui Jingjing, the first woman in South Korea to win the first Asian Games gold medal in the Asian Games women's Go team final. Chang Hao, chairman of the China Go Association, commented, "Not only winning this set, but also the psychological impact of the women's team members when they face Cui Jing in the next few years." So this is not a one-game victory that could affect years to come. ”

All the past is a prologue. Under the impact of the "back wave", the veterans are strong, some of them have unpaid ambitions, and some have recast their brilliance, but whether they bid farewell to the Asian Games or not, as long as there is still a stage, they will write a new chapter. (End)