On February 27, the 14th National Winter Games (hereinafter referred to as the "14th Winter") came to an end in Inner Mongolia.

As the first large-scale comprehensive winter sports event held in China after the Beijing Winter Olympics, the "Fourteen Winters" demonstrated the growth of China's ice and snow sports and the development of the ice and snow industry in the past two years of the Winter Olympics, writing a new chapter in the development of China's ice and snow sports. .

  Improve strength and sprint for the Milan Winter Olympics

  In the "14th Winter" snowboarding open group slope obstacle skills competition, Beijing Winter Olympics champion Su Yiming represented the Shanxi team and finally won the championship.

This is the second gold medal won by Su Yiming in the "14th Winter". Previously, he won his first gold medal in the Winter Games in the snowboarding platform final.

  "I learned a lot through this game, and I have made stronger mental improvements. I am very proud." Su Yiming said.

In the final, he withstood the pressure despite making mistakes in the first round and came from behind with a set of difficult moves in the second round.

  Appearing on the field as the Winter Olympics champion, Su Yiming attracted much attention both inside and outside the field.

"Many people now regard me as a role model for learning, so I have to push myself to become better and better and set an example." Su Yiming said that the most important goal after the "14th Winter" is Milan 2026 He hopes to perform at his best in the Winter Olympics.

  The "14th Winter" undertakes important tasks such as improving the international competitiveness of China's ice and snow sports and discovering outstanding reserve talents.

After the Beijing Winter Olympics, Chinese athletes still maintain strong strength and good momentum in dominant events.

  In the short track speed skating arena, a group of national team players performed speed and passion on the ice.

In the men's event, Winter Olympic champions such as Wu Dajing, Ren Ziwei, Lin Xiaojuan, Liu Shaoang, and Liu Shaolin all appeared. Sun Long won 4 gold medals in individual and relay events.

In the women's event, Zang Yize, Zhang Chutong and Zhao Yuanwei each won 1 gold.

  Jin Boyang, the leader of Chinese men's figure skating, also appeared in the "14th Winter" competition.

In the men's singles competition, he won the gold medal with a large advantage, continuing his recent good form.

Pairs skating team Peng Cheng/Wang Lei and ice dance partner Wang Shiyue/Liu Xinyu also won the championship in their respective events without any doubt.  

  "I'm very happy to be able to encourage myself to keep sliding down." Jin Boyang said, "I work harder every day than the day before. This kind of gain makes me feel very happy."

  In the snowboard U-shaped field skills competition, world champions Cai Xuetong and Liu Jiayu won the championship and runner-up respectively. Two "30+" veterans are still fighting hard in the snowboard competition.

  "This is my 20th year of snowboarding. I want to enjoy more the happiness this project brings me." Cai Xuetong said that she hopes to have the opportunity to participate in the Milan Winter Olympics and also hopes to see younger skateboarders form a group. Go up.

  In the "14th Winter" cross-country skiing competition, Wang Qiang won 5 gold medals and became the "multi-gold king" of this event.

The 31-year-old veteran has set new records in China's cross-country skiing at the Beijing Winter Olympics and the Cross-Country Skiing World Cup.

  “I want cross-country skiing to develop better in the country, so that more people can know this project and participate.” Wang Qiang said, “I will teach the best techniques to young athletes so that they can progress faster. "

  Tapping potential and discovering reserve talents

  The "14th Winter" freestyle skiing open group aerials competition caused a minor upset. Winter Olympic champion Xu Mengtao and famous player Jia Zongyang both missed the medals due to mistakes.

In the women's event, veteran Kong Fanyu, who participated in the National Winter Games for the third time, realized his dream of gold medal, while the champion in the men's event belonged to 19-year-old Chen Shuo.

  In the men's event finals, Chen Shuo, who participated in the National Winter Games for the first time, completed a difficult move with a difficulty coefficient of 5.1, and landed smoothly with his outstanding performance.

  "My secret is to practice a movement over and over again, no matter what the weather and conditions are," Chen Shuo said.

As an athlete ranging from gymnastics to snow sports, Chen Shuo has grown rapidly in recent years.

In 2023, he won the silver medal in the Freestyle Skiing World Cup and made a splash in international competitions.

  Freestyle skiing aerials is China's snow ace event.

In this competition, the medal winners in the freestyle skiing open group individual competition are all athletes born after 2000, demonstrating the talent reserve for the development of the project.

  This "14th Winter" has extensively set up youth groups in ice sports such as short track speed skating, speed skating, figure skating, and curling, as well as snow sports such as snowboarding, freestyle skiing, ski jumping, alpine skiing, and cross-country skiing. , with a view to selecting talents for the Milan Winter Olympics and promoting the cultivation of reserve talents in China's ice and snow sports.

  Many young athletes with great potential emerged in the "14th Winter" competition.

21-year-old Ban Xuefu won the men's parallel giant slalom championship in the open snowboarding category. He is eager to get the opportunity to participate in the Milan Winter Olympics; 20-year-old Liu Mengting won two gold medals in freestyle skiing giant jump and slopestyle skills; in In the women's 500-meter short track speed skating youth group competition, three athletes exceeded the world youth record.

  In the snowboarding halfpipe skills open category competition, 12-year-old Zhou Yizhu won fifth place.

She became famous at a young age and became the runner-up in last year's Winter Mountain Dew Tour, making her a sensation in the international snowboarding world.

Cai Xuetong said of Zhou Yizhu that her skating ability and style demonstrate her talent in this event.

  "Becoming an Olympic champion is my biggest goal. I believe I am unique." Zhou Yizhu said.

  Showing vitality to promote the development of ice and snow

  Mo Xiaoxue, 18, is from Chongqing.

In 2022, after practicing race walking, she joined the cross-country ski team.

“I had never heard of cross-country skiing at first, but now I have fallen in love with skiing,” Mo Xiaoxue said.

  After practicing cross-country skiing for a year and a half, Mo Xiaoxue was nervous and excited to compete in the "14th Winter" competition.

Her idol and coach is Wang Qiang, who is also from Chongqing.

Although her current strength is limited, Mo Xiaoxue hopes to be able to stand on the international stage like a coach in the future.

  At this National Winter Games, delegations from many provinces staged their “first performances.”

In addition to Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning and other traditionally strong provinces in winter sports maintaining their advantages, southern provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities such as Shanghai, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Chongqing, Guizhou, Yunnan and Guangxi also won gold medals.

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

  Pu Rui, a post-2000 player from Pu'er, Yunnan, won third place in the women's obstacle course in the "14th Winter" freestyle skiing open group.

In August 2018, Pu Rui entered the national training team for winter events from the high jump event.

"As a southern athlete, I grew up in Yunnan where there was no snow, but now I have become a professional skier." Pu Rui said that he was very lucky and very lucky to be able to stand on the podium in the "14th Winter". cherish.

  During the preparations for the event, the construction of ice and snow sports infrastructure in various parts of Inner Mongolia has also taken a big step forward, and the dividends of the ice and snow industry continue to benefit the people.

  Before the opening of the "14th Winter", the venues and tracks of the event's main venue and sub-venues will continue to be open to the public, allowing ice and snow sports enthusiasts to enjoy high-quality snow and professional facilities.

At present, there are 122 ice and snow sports venues in Inner Mongolia, covering an area of ​​3.9006 million square meters, including 79 skating rinks and 43 ski resorts. They receive nearly 4 million ice and snow sports enthusiasts every year.

  In order to meet people's diversified needs for ice and snow sports, Inner Mongolia has made great efforts to facilitate, benefit and benefit the people, making ice and snow sports a new trend for national fitness in winter.

Du Bojun, director of the Sports Bureau of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and deputy secretary-general of the "14th Winter" Organizing Committee, said that since the winter of 2023, Inner Mongolia has held more than 300 "Winter Sports Benefiting the People" series of events, attracting nearly 5 million fitness enthusiasts.

Liu Yao