Chongqing wins its first gold in Chengdu 2021 FISU Games
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Chongqing won its first gold medal at Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games on July 30.
The taekwondo poomsae competition ended on the afternoon of July 30. The Chinese taekwondo team won one gold medal and three silver medals in the two-day competition. The six poomsae competitors in the competition are students of Chongqing Vocational College of Economics and Trade. There are also one team leader and two coaches from Chongqing.
Liang Jie and Liu Siyue edged the team of South Korea by a total score of 7.240 to claim gold at the Poomsae mixed doubles competition. It is the first gold of the Chengdu 2021 FISU Games won by athletes from Chongqing colleges.
Hu Mingda, Yang Lei, and Liu Si Yue won a silver medal at the men's team poomsae of taekwondo; Liu Yuqing, Liang Jie, and Li Wan won a silver medal at the women’s team poomsae of taekwondo; Hu Mingda won a silver medal at the men’s individual poomsae of taekwondo on July 29.
Besides the gold medal, there is another surprise for Liang Jie – she got proposed by her
boyfriend Hu Mingda at the award ceremony. Liang Jie excitedly said that they met and fell in love because of taekwondo. “I think we won this gold together. It is the result of our joint effort.”
Liu Siyue extended her greatest appreciation to her coach and mother. “My coach has taught me lots of lessons. He advised me to change my techniques at the competition,” said Liu Siyue. My mother planted the seed of a taekwondo dream in my mind when I was young, and she encouraged me to keep at it whenever I wanted to give up. I never thought taekwondo would make my life shine.
“We are particularly grateful to the education and sports departments of Chongqing!” Zhang Yinyu, coach of the Chinese taekwondo team and teacher at Chongqing Vocational College of Economics and Trade, was proud that they won the first gold for Chongqing at Chengdu 2021 FISU Games. He hopes to get more support from relevant departments and lead more students to win glory for Chongqing and our motherland.
Talking about the performance, Zhang said that the men's team was still very good, with strengths on par with the champion. The mixed doubles competition is more about collaboration. Under high pressure, the team members completed the final four consecutive kicks in the air very well.
It is not easy to win a gold medal and three silver medals at the games, said Huang Xiaoling, the deputy leader of the Chinese taekwondo team and the dean of the School of Sports of Southwest University. The competition is extremely fierce. Except for the gold medal in mixed doubles, South Korea took all the gold medals in men's individual, women's individual, men's team, and women's team. Iran, Vietnam, and other national and regional teams are also well-matched. (Translated by Yuki, Fathom Language Limited)