Chongqing’s MMA fighter He Feng makes a good start in the Hangzhou Asian Games
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Chongqing’s Go player Yang Dingxin and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter He Feng participated in the Hangzhou Asian Games starting on September 24. In the men’s 70kg MMA competition, He Feng won over Vietnam’s Nguyen Van Tai, advancing to the quarter-finals.
The Go game kicked off at 9:30 a.m. at Hangzhou Chess Academy Chess Museum. Yang Dingxin is the first Chongqing athlete to make a debut in Hangzhou Asian Games.
Yang Dingxin, who is about to celebrate his 25th birthday in October, is aiming for a good result at the Asian Games as China's 43rd world champion in individual tournaments. The Asian Games Men's Individual Tournament consists of two stages: in the first stage using an integral scheduling system, players will be divided into two groups to participate in six rounds of games. The top four players of each group will enter the second stage.
Yang Dingxin was in Group A. He lost to Shin Jinseo, the top-ranked Korean Go player, in the first round of games. In the second round of games starting at 3:00 p.m., Yang Dingxin made self-regulation and defeated a Thai player, ending the first day of the tournament with a win and a loss. The third round of games will start on the morning of September 25.
In the men’s 70kg MMA competition taking place at Xiaoshan Guali Culture and Sports Center, He Feng defeated Vietnam's Nguyen Van Tai, advancing to the quarter-finals to be held on September 26.
He Feng won the gold medal in the men's 70kg MMA competition at the Chengdu Universiade on August 3. More than a month later, he participated in the Hangzhou Asian Games with a view to defeating all his opponents. (Translated by Yuki, Fathom Language Limited)