Chongqing athletes going all out and preparing for Hangzhou Asian Games
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Hangzhou Asian Games is about to kick off. 10 athletes in the Chia Team are from Chongqing, who will participate in 9 major events and 13 minor events, including weightlifting, wrestling, chess, Go, shooting skeet, etc. The number of both athletes and events has hit a record high. The reporter also learned that Chongqing athletes are fully preparing for the Games.
Chongqing shooters will participate in three events
Liu Jiangchi, athlete from Chongqing Shooting and Archery Management Center, will represent the Team China in the shooting events of Asian Games and participate in the skeet-shooting individual, team and mixed team competitions.
Liu is 31 years old now, and has been receiving skeet-shooting training for fifteen years. His current coach, Cai Zhiyong, told the reporter that he just went to Beijing last week to visit Liu, who was training in the national team. “He trained in Hangzhou for a week before, and then in Beijing. He will go to Hangzhou on September 23 to make preparations for the game. The national team is very strict and he is under great pressure. He shot 250-300 bullets a day in previous training, which is now less in this week before the game.”
Cai said that Liu is doing well at present, without any problem in his skills, but shooting events require strong nerves. For this reason, he went to Beijing with Liu's wife and a child under one year old to help him relax.
Chongqing Go players once again stand on the stage of the Asian Games. Tan Zhongyi will appear in the women's chess team competition
There are three gold medals in Go in the Asian Games. And Yang Dingxin, the main player of Chongqing Go Team, will represent the Team China in the men's individual competition. This is also the second time that Chongqing Go players go on the stage of the Asian Games after Gu Li and Xie He joined the Chinese Go teams in the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games.
It is reported that since joining the Chinese Go team in the Asian Games, Yang has been continuously preparing by combining competition and training. During this period, Yang advanced to the final of the Open Fast China Go of Agama Tongshan Cup, won the fourth place in the 4th "Shengzhou Cup" China Wangzhongwang Go Competition, and his two straight wins in the first two rounds of the 2023 China Go League helped Chongqing Go Team go top of the standings.
Yang has been staying in Hangzhou, and is receiving a one-month final closed training, focusing on byoyomi.
In chess, at the beginning of May this year, Chongqing chess player Tan Zhongyi was selected and on the list of Chinese women's teams of the chess team competition of Hangzhou Asian Games as she won the fourth place in the trial competition.
After the selection, Tan Zhongyi immediately threw herself into a series of international competitions, and won the third place in the fourth stop of the International Chess Federation Women's Grand Prix, the fourth place in the International Chess Federation Women's World Cup, and the best female player in the first Global Chess League. Before the official start of the Asian Games, Tan is actively preparing for the warm-up. (Translated by Wang Zhong, Fathom Language Limited)