PHOTOS China's achievements in sports during last 70 years

PHOTOS

China's achievements in sports during last 70 years

Xinhua

23:43, June 12, 2019

Li Na of China poses with the trophy after claiming the title of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France, June 4, 2011. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On April 5, 1959, Rong Guotuan won the champion of the men's singles event at the 25th ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Germany, becoming China's first ever world champion. Chinese players have made more achievements during the 60 years since then. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

Zheng Jie (R) and Yan Zi kiss the trophy of the women's doubles champion at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne Jan. 27, 2006. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On April 5, 1959, Rong Guotuan won the champion of the men's singles event at the 25th ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Germany, becoming China's first ever world champion. Chinese players have made more achievements during the 60 years since then. (Xinhua)

Members of the women's softball team of China attend the awarding ceremony after winning the gold at the Asian Games in Hiroshima, Japan, Oct. 7, 1994. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On April 5, 1959, Rong Guotuan won the champion of the men's singles event at the 25th ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Germany, becoming China's first ever world champion. Chinese players have made more achievements during the 60 years since then. (Xinhua/Guan Tianyi)

Members of the women's hockey team of China celebrate after winning the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 22, 2008. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On April 5, 1959, Rong Guotuan won the champion of the men's singles event at the 25th ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Germany, becoming China's first ever world champion. Chinese players have made more achievements during the 60 years since then. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

Members of the women's handball team of China celebrate victory after the final with Japan at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 26, 2010. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On April 5, 1959, Rong Guotuan won the champion of the men's singles event at the 25th ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Germany, becoming China's first ever world champion. Chinese players have made more achievements during the 60 years since then. (Xinhua/Lu Hanxin)

Feng Shanshan of China shows the trophy after claiming the title at the Blue Bay LPGA in Lingshui, south China's Hainan Province, Nov. 11, 2017. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On April 5, 1959, Rong Guotuan won the champion of the men's singles event at the 25th ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Germany, becoming China's first ever world champion. Chinese players have made more achievements during the 60 years since then. (Xinhua)

Players of China (in white) and Costa Rica compete during a Group C match at the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals in Gwangju, South Korea, June 4, 2002. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On April 5, 1959, Rong Guotuan won the champion of the men's singles event at the 25th ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Germany, becoming China's first ever world champion. Chinese players have made more achievements during the 60 years since then. (Xinhua/Guo Dayue)

Members of the women's basketball team of China wave to the spectators during the awarding ceremony after winning the silver medal at the 25th Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 7, 1992. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On April 5, 1959, Rong Guotuan won the champion of the men's singles event at the 25th ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Germany, becoming China's first ever world champion. Chinese players have made more achievements during the 60 years since then. (Xinhua/Cheng Zhishan)

Members of the women's volleyball team of China celebrate after winning the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 20, 2016. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On April 5, 1959, Rong Guotuan won the champion of the men's singles event at the 25th ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Germany, becoming China's first ever world champion. Chinese players have made more achievements during the 60 years since then. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Ding Junhui of China poses with the trophy after winning the 2011 Snooker Masters in London, Britain, Jan. 16, 2011. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On April 5, 1959, Rong Guotuan won the champion of the men's singles event at the 25th ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Germany, becoming China's first ever world champion. Chinese players have made more achievements during the 60 years since then. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

Wu Mingqun of China competes during the men's handball final against Japan at the Asian Games in New Delhi, India, Nov. 30, 1982. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On April 5, 1959, Rong Guotuan won the champion of the men's singles event at the 25th ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Germany, becoming China's first ever world champion. Chinese players have made more achievements during the 60 years since then. (Xinhua/Liu Xinning)

Rong Guotuan holds the trophy upon returning to China April 22, 1959 from the 25th ITTF World Championships held in Dortmund of Germany. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). On April 5, 1959, Rong Guotuan won the champion of the men's singles event at the 25th ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in Dortmund, Germany, becoming China's first ever world champion. Chinese players have made more achievements during the 60 years since then. (Xinhua/Zhang Hesong)

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