Original title: Chinese gymnastics team set off on the 12th to participate in the World Gymnastics Championships
Ten athletes from the Chinese gymnastics team will fly to Japan on the 12th to participate in the World Gymnastics Championships opened on the 18th at the Kitakyushu General Gymnasium.
Chinese gymnastics team leader Ye Zhennan told Xinhua News Agency that Chinese athletes took a short break after participating in the Shaanxi National Games, but they resumed training during the National Day holiday in order to prepare for the World Championships. Ye Zhennan also said that this competition focused on preparations for the Paris Olympics and sent young players who showed certain potential in the preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and players with outstanding individual events to participate. The World Championships will only hold individual competitions for all-round and individual events, and there will be no team competitions for men and women.
This time there are four female players and six male players representing the Chinese team. The female players are: Li Shijia, Qi Qi, Wei Xiaoyuan, Luo Rui. Male players include Zhang Boheng, Shi Cong, Weng Hao, Lan Xingyu, Hu Xuwei and Huang Mingqi. Although none of them participated in the Tokyo Olympics, they did well in the Shaanxi National Games. Among them, Shi Cong helped the Jiangsu team win the men’s team championship, and Weng Hao won the men’s pommel horse gold medal. In addition, Hu Xuwei is the men’s horizontal bar champion, Huang Mingqi is the men’s vault champion, Zhang Boheng won the men’s floor exercise bronze medal, and Lan Xingyu won the men’s ring silver medal. The four female players also performed well in the National Games: Wei Xiaoyuan is the women’s individual all-around champion, Luo Rui is a member of the team champion Guangdong team and the individual all-around bronze medalist. Qi Qi won two bronze medals in the team competition and the vaulting competition. , Li Shijia ranked fourth in the balance beam competition.
Ye Zhennan said that according to the arrangement, the Chinese team will stay in Tokyo for one night after arriving at Tokyo’s Narita Airport. The next day, they will fly to Kitakyushu, which is more than 1,000 kilometers away from Tokyo, by a unified flight arranged by the organizing committee.
This year’s World Gymnastics Championship was originally scheduled to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, but in July last year, Copenhagen gave up the right to host it without revealing the reasons. Kitakyushu, located in Fukuoka Prefecture, took the shot and got the right to host the game. (Reporter Wang Zijiang)