China News Service, Hulunbuir, February 25 (Guoxuan) On the 25th, Zhang Xin, director of the Competitive Sports Department of the State Sports General Administration, said in an interview with reporters that as of the 24th, the 14th National Winter Games (referred to as "14th Winter Games") ") 26 delegations have won gold medals and 30 delegations have won medals. Compared with the last Winter Games, the number of participating delegations and medal coverage have increased significantly.

  Zhang Xin said that a total of 35 delegations participated in the "14th Winter", which is close to the Summer National Games, and winter sports have left "Shanhaiguan".

Provinces with traditional strongholds in winter sports such as Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning maintained their advantages, and southern provinces such as Guangdong, Zhejiang, and Sichuan also won gold medals.

The Beijing Winter Olympics has fully demonstrated its leading role in my country's ice and snow sports, and the winter sports strategy of "expanding south, expanding west, and advancing east" has achieved solid results.

  Zhang Xin said that the good results of this Winter Games have been frequent.

Take the speed skating event with performance records as an example. Among the 12 competition events in the open group, the results of all 6 events for men and 3 events for women exceeded those of the previous Winter Games, and the men’s 10,000 meters broke the national record. .

On February 24, the finals of the snowboarding slopestyle open category of the 14th National Winter Games were held at the Zhalantun Jinlongshan Ski Resort in Hulunbuir City, Inner Mongolia.

Shanxi team player Su Yiming won the championship with 96.60 points.

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  Zhang Xin said that in the "14th Winter" competition, there are not only veterans who have participated in many Winter Olympics, but also a large number of "post-05" and "post-10" athletes who have emerged.

Overall, the "14th Winter" achieved the purpose of testing the level, training the team, discovering new players, and training for the Olympics.

  Zhang Xin said that the "14th Winter" was the first time that provinces, districts and cities organized teams to participate in the competition, allowing joint training of athletes under certain conditions. Many southern provinces won medals in their first participation.

He explained the joint training policy: For a long time, my country's winter programs have mainly relied on the northeastern region, and have basically not been carried out in areas with higher economic and social development levels in the south.

In order to mobilize the enthusiasm of the transport units for athletes in winter sports, the "Fourteenth Winter" implemented a joint training policy. The essence is that the results of athletes are included in both the transport unit and the joint training unit.

  There are two considerations for implementing the joint training policy: First, winter projects require a large investment in venues, equipment, etc. It is difficult to achieve a higher level of development solely relying on Heilongjiang and Jilin.

The southern provinces have certain advantages in small, smart and smart projects, and they also have mature experience in developing summer projects, and there are similarities in training between summer and winter projects.

Joint training is conducive to promoting the development of winter sports across the country and effectively promoting the improvement of the overall level of winter sports in our country.

  Second, because the Winter Games have regulations on the number of athletes participating in each unit, although Heilongjiang and Jilin have many outstanding athletes in some events, the number of participants is limited, resulting in a waste of talent.

For example, Qitaihe City in Heilongjiang Province is the hometown of short track speed skating. It has formed a systematic training model starting from primary school and cultivated a large number of talents. However, these outstanding young talents lack opportunities to compete.

The joint training policy can effectively encourage grassroots units to carry out winter sports training.

  Since the State Sports General Administration implemented the policy of jointly cultivating athletes by provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in winter sports in 2018, various units have shared resources and complemented each other's advantages in terms of talents, venues, science and medicine, etc. The development of winter sports has been accelerated, and competitive strength has been continuously improved, which has made great achievements for the Beijing Winter Olympics. The best competition results in history provide strong policy support.

  Zhang Xin said that after the "14th Winter" is over, the State Sports General Administration will optimize and improve relevant policies, lead provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities to continue to attach importance to the development of winter sports, increase independent efforts to cultivate talents, promote the orderly flow of talents, and achieve continuous competitive levels in winter sports. improve.