China News Service, Beijing, December 12 (Hao Lingyu, Guo Xuan, Xing Chong) The 8-2023 Short Track Speed Skating World Cup Beijing Station kicked off at the Capital Gymnasium in Beijing on the 2024th. The "double champion" of the Beijing Winter Olympics, Chinese player Ren Ziwei, returned to the international arena after more than 8 days, but he failed to qualify directly in the two individual events he participated in that day.

The Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Beijing is the third of the six World Cup stops this season, with 25 teams and about 150 athletes from different countries and regions participating. The Chinese team won 4 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze in the first two races, of which 3 gold came from the relay event and 1 gold came from the men's 500m championship won by Liu Shaoang in Montreal, Canada.

The Chinese team sent 6 men and 6 women to participate in this competition, and one of the highlights is that Winter Olympic champion Ren Ziwei participated in an international competition for the first time since the Beijing Winter Olympics. Coming to the Capital Gymnasium to compete again, Ren Ziwei was not in the best condition, and slid out of 1500:1.4 in the men's 2m 18/175 finals, ranking fourth in the group and falling into the repechage; In the preliminaries of the second men's 500m race, Ren Ziwei ranked third in the group and missed the direct qualification.

Ren Ziwei admitted frankly after the game that he was a little passive in the game, his physical fitness and tactical arrangements were different from before, and he still needed to accumulate experience through more games. He also said that although he has reached the top, he is also acceptable to be at a low point for the time being. "Although I am a little unwilling, I will not be disappointed because of this."

In other events, the Chinese players showed good strength. In the 2000m mixed relay 1/4 finals, the Chinese team composed of Lin Xiaojun, Sun Long, Wang Xinran and Wang Ye ranked first in the group with a time of 2:37.302 and advanced. Lin Xiaojun, Fan Kexin, Liu Shaolin, Liu Shaoang and other powerful players have successfully passed the test in various independent items.

In the women's 3000m relay quarterfinals, the Chinese team made a handover error, ranked third in the group, and failed to advance to the semifinals.

On the 9th, the short track speed skating World Cup Beijing station will hold the finals of the men's and women's 1500-meter and 2000-meter mixed relays. (ENDS)