【Tokyo Paralympic Special Report】
Guangming Daily reporter Wang Dong
On the 27th, the third competition day of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, Chinese athletes attacked from all directions and once again set off a small gold climax: in track and field, weightlifting, swimming, cycling, wheelchair fencing and other events, they won 12 consecutive golds, 20 golds and 11 silvers. The result of 14 bronze ranks first in the medal list.
Today’s Paralympic Games produced 45 gold medals in 7 major events.
In the first men’s weightlifting class of 59 kilograms in the morning, Chinese athlete Qi Yongkai lifted 187 kilograms for the third time. The world record holder of the event, Osman Sharif of Egypt, lifted the same weight, but Qi Yongkai was lighter and won the gold medal. In the next women’s weightlifting 50 kg class competition, Hu Dandan added another gold to the Chinese team with a score of 120 kg. The men’s 65 kg weightlifting gold medal was won by Chinese athlete Liu Lei, who has won gold medals in four consecutive Olympic Games.
The track and field events of the Tokyo Paralympics kicked off today. In the women’s 100m T35 final, the Rio Paralympic double-winner and Chinese athlete Zhou Xia broke the world record with a time of 13 seconds.
In the women’s discus F55 class, Dong Feixia won the gold medal with 26 meters 64 and broke the Asian record at the same time. In the women’s 200m T37 race in the evening, Chinese players Wen Xiaoyan and Jiang Fenfen won the championship and runner-up. Wen Xiaoyan also broke the world record. In the men’s long jump T11 level competition, Di Dongdong added another gold to the Chinese team with 6 meters 47.
The Chinese Paracycling Team finally “sees gold” on the third day of the race: In the men’s track cycling men’s C1-3 1000m time trial, Chinese athlete Li Zhangyu won the gold medal with a time of 1:03.877, breaking the C1 world record. He once won a bronze medal in the men’s track cycling men’s C1 3000m individual pursuit competition yesterday.
Li Zhangyu won the first gold medal in Paralympic history for the Chinese team in the London Olympic track bike C1-3 1000m time trial nine years ago. At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, he won the gold medal for the project again. This time in Tokyo, he has won the gold medal for three consecutive Paralympic Games.
The Chinese Paralympic Swimming Team continued to exert its strength at the Tokyo Aquatic Center tonight and won 3 gold medals in 14 individual finals throughout the day. Among them, in the men’s 50m butterfly S5 finals, three Chinese players became all. The focus of the game is Zheng Tao, a young man from Kunming, Yunnan. After winning the 4X50-20 dm freestyle medley relay yesterday, he swam in 30.62 seconds today, breaking his own world record and winning the gold medal. Wang Lichao and Yuan Wei won the second and third places respectively. The Chinese team won the gold, silver and bronze medals in the project.
Lu Dong, a Liaoning Chaoyang girl who won the gold medal in the mixed relay with Zheng Tao yesterday, won the gold medal in the women’s 50m butterfly S5 level today. Ma Jia from Hebei won the championship in 29.46 seconds in the women’s 50m freestyle S11 class and set a world record for the event.
The Chinese wheelchair fencing team, which has won five gold medals at the Paralympic Games, today defeated the Ukrainian team 40-17 in the women’s epee team final, adding another gold to the Chinese team. Three players from the Chinese team played They are Bian Jing, Tan Shumei and Rong Jing. Earlier, Tan Shumei and Bian Jing had won two golds and one gold and one silver respectively, while Rong Jing had won two silver medals. So far, Tan Shumei has won three gold medals alone in this Paralympic Games.
In addition, in the men’s epee final held earlier, the Chinese team lost 39-45 to the Russian Olympic Committee team and won the silver medal.
“Guangming Daily” (Edition 04, August 28, 2021)