Original title: Tokyo Olympic Games synchronized swimming team event, the Chinese team wins silver-the water Lotus is strong and soft
In a contest between power and beauty, the Chinese synchronized swimming team won a precious silver medal with a performance on the theme of “Heroes”.
On August 7, the collective free optional final of synchronized swimming for the Tokyo Olympics was held. In the synchronized swimming group technical optional competition held on the 6th, the theme of the Chinese team was “Chasing a Dream”, and finally scored 96.2310 points, ranking second behind the Russian synchronized swimming team. Today, the Chinese girl made her final appearance, and her performance of “Heroes” scored 97.3000 points with magnificence, and won the silver medal with a total score of 193.5310 points. The Russian synchronized swimming team won the gold medal with 196.0979 points, which is their fifth consecutive Olympic championship in this event. The Ukrainian team won the bronze medal.
From the bronze medal in the collective event of the Beijing Olympics to the three silver medals in London, Rio and Tokyo, plus the silver medal in the duo event of this Olympics, the progress of the Chinese synchronized swimming team is obvious to all. A noteworthy detail is that this time our gap to the championship is 2.5669 points, which is a step closer than the 3.1598 points in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The eight girls of the Chinese synchronized swimming team participating in this collective competition are: Huang Xuechen, Sun Wenyan, Xu Li, Liang Xinping, Yin Chengxin, Feng Yu, Wang Qianyi and Xiao Yanning. Among them are Huang Xuechen, a four-game Olympic veteran, and a fledgling teenager Feng Yu. The average age is 26, and the team age structure is relatively reasonable. Today, their performance of “The Heroine” shows the heroine’s patriotic sentiment to defend the home and the country and the heroic spirit of the heroine. With the sound of the pipa, the eight girls have a lively rhythm, neat and uniform movements, a compact formation, a tacit understanding of the inverted water in the water, and the strength of lifting is also in place. From the beginning to the end, they showed strength and beauty to the fullest.
It is not surprising that the Chinese synchronized swimming team failed to climb the mountain of the Russian synchronized swimming team. We are delighted to see that they are gradually narrowing the gap with their opponents, and believe that they will always see the moonlight in the clouds.
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