Warm moments in men’s skeet competitions
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- China's Han Xu, Wu Yunxuan, and Liu Jiangchi won the championship in the men’s skeet team final at the Hangzhou Asian Games. This is the first gold medal for Chongqing in the Hangzhou Asian Games won by Liu Jiangchi, an athlete from Chongqing Shooting and Archery Sports Management Center.
Clay pigeon shooting is a shooting game including trap shooting and skeet shooting. It involves using a shotgun to hit a flying target. A skeet shooter is required to hit the target at different positions in the fan-shaped shooting range.
Liu Jiangchi was the fifth player of the fourth group in morning competitions. He loaded bullets and shot at the target decisively, projecting an air of calm.
The 31-year-old Liu Jiangchi has been engaged in skeet training for 15 years.
Under the scorching sun, Cai Zhiyong, the coach of Liu Jiangchi, looked at the competition field intently.
“It’s not easy to be picked for the Hangzhou Asian Games. They have been under a lot of pressure.” Cai Zhiyong said the three team members have done very well. Liu Jiangchi is the oldest of the three. He is as calm as old players and as passionate and energetic as young players.
Cai told us that Liu Jiangchi had been working hard in training. Though he has a family, he devotes himself to the training to achieve the best results whenever the coach makes a training plan.
Huang Yi, the wife of Liu Jiangchi, is also a shooting player and a teammate of Liu Jiangchi.
Huang held her son in her arms and watched the games at the side of the field. She sometimes pointed to Liu Jiangchi and said to her son, “See? It’s your Daddy.”
Though the young child might not understand the game, Huang Yi believed that the presence of family members would give Liu Jiangchi strength.
During the break, Liu Jiangchi sent a “bomb” emojis to Huang Yi. This is their secret code, implying that Liu Jiangchi is going to release his strength.
As the teammate and lifelong companion of Liu Jiangchi, Huang Yi understands her husband well. She said, Lu Jiangchi would fight for the mixed team competitions in National Games after returning to Chongqing. The competition in the national team is fierce, and he has shoulder injuries. All these factors put him under great pressure. “He works really hard. Whenever he makes mistakes, he has himself to blame.”
After the game ends on September 29, Liu Jiangchi will go to Beijing to prepare for the game. He will participate in the Asian Championships in South Korea in October to obtain a slot in the Olympic Games.
"As a family member of Liu Jiangchi, we hope that he will be happy and successfully complete the games." This is Huang Yi's wish. (Translated by Yuki, Fathom Language Limited)