(Beijing Winter Olympics) Making History Yan Wengang won China‘s first bobsleigh Olympic medal
China News Service, Beijing, February 12 (Reporter Guo Chaokai) In the men’s steel frame snowmobile competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics held on the evening of the 11th, Chinese player Yan Wengang won the bronze medal with a time of 4:01.77 in four rounds. This is the first steel frame snowmobile medal won by a Chinese player in the history of the Winter Olympics.
On February 11, the men’s bobsleigh competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics ended. Chinese athlete Yan Wengang won the bronze medal with a time of 4:01.77 in four rounds, creating the best result in the history of Chinese players in this event. . The picture shows Chinese player Yan Wengang wearing the national flag.Photo by China News Agency reporter He Penglei
The steel frame sled project requires athletes to lay their heads down and prone on the steel frame sled to complete the race along the curved slide. The project can reach a maximum speed of over 130 km/h and fly close to the ground. Due to its high speed and high risk, the steel frame sled was cancelled twice in the history of the Winter Olympics. It was not until the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics that it returned to the Olympic family. “.
The men’s steel frame snowmobile competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics lasts for 2 days, with 2 rounds of skating every day, and the person with the shortest total 4-wheel skating time wins. In the first two rounds of skating on the 10th, Yan Wengang’s performance was remarkable. The cumulative time of the two rounds was 2 minutes, 01.03 seconds, and he was temporarily ranked third, retaining the hope of hitting the medal. For his performance that day, Yan Wengang gave himself 8 points. In the third and fourth rounds held on the 11th, Yan Wengang withstood the pressure and played steadily, winning the bronze medal with a score of 4:01.77 in the fourth round.
The Chinese steel frame snowmobile national team was established in 2015, and there is a clear gap between the establishment and the international top level. In 2016, Yan Wengang, who was still practicing long jump with the Tianjin track and field team, entered the newly formed national team of steel frame snowmobiles through cross-border and cross-choice, and changed the trajectory of his life since then. The 7-year long jump career has given Yan Wengang excellent explosive power, which is also a necessary physical quality at the starting stage of the steel frame snowmobile project.
Previously, the best result of China‘s men’s bobsleigh Winter Olympics was Geng Wenqiang’s 13th place at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. In this Winter Olympics, Yan Wengang and his teammate Yin Zheng played together on behalf of China. On the Olympic stage for the first time, Yan Wengang won the bronze medal, creating the best result in the history of Chinese athletes in this event and filling another gap in China‘s ice and snow sports. (Finish)Return to Sohu, see more
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