CHINA Top 10 Chinese sports news events in 2018

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Top 10 Chinese sports news events in 2018

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11:38, December 27, 2018

TOP 10 CHINESE SPORTS NEWS EVENTS 2018

File photo taken on Feb. 22, 2018 shows Wu Dajing (L) of China celebrates victory after men's 500m final of short track speed skating at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena, Gangneung, South Korea. Wu Dajing triumphed in the men's 500m short track speed skating final in a new world record time, winning China's only gold medal at PyeongChang 2018, also the first-ever gold in Chinese men's ice sports at the Olympics. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Following are the top 10 sports news items that broke in China in 2018 (in chronological order), as selected by Xinhua News Agency:

- On February 22, Wu Dajing triumphed in the men's 500m short track speed skating final in a new world record time, winning China's only gold medal at PyeongChang 2018, also the first-ever gold in Chinese men's ice sports at the Olympics.

- On March 17, China claimed a 6-5 win over Norway in the wheelchair curling final at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games. It is the first-ever medal (and a gold one at that) for the Chinese delegation in the history of the Winter Paralympics.

- The Olympic Winter Games have now officially entered "Beijing time," with preparation work accelerating at an astounding pace. On August 8, Beijing 2022 launched a global competition to design the mascots for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games. On October 15, a solicitation for the proposals of the opening ceremony was officially launched.

- Su Bingtian clocked 9.91 seconds in Madrid on June 14 and in Paris on June 30, twice equaling the 100m Asian record. On July 1, Wei Yongli clocked 10.99s in women's 100, becoming the first Chinese woman to run under 11 seconds after 20 years.

- August 8 marked China's 10th National Fitness Day, a celebration of the expanded fitness options for the public and ever-greater acceptance of the country's national fitness efforts. Winter sports has also seen a big boost in the past year, especially in southern and eastern China.

- China topped the Asian Games medal table for 10 straight times as the country claimed 132 gold, 92 silver and 65 bronze medals at Jakarta from August 18 to September 2.

- On April 22, Liaoning won the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) title as the seventh champion in the league history. Shanghai SIPG was crowned on November 7 Chinese Super League champion for the first time and put an end to the seven-year dominance by Guangzhou Evergrande.

- Liu Guoliang, the former head coach of the Chinese table tennis team, was elected as the new president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association on December 1.

- China's first-ever Olympic gold medalist Xu Haifeng, volleyball coach Lang Ping, and former NBA star Yao Ming were among the 100 people selected to be awarded for their contributions to the country's reform and opening-up.

- On December 20, the Chinese Football Association introduced more exacting regulations from next season to dampen spending by clubs, including a salary cap. The CFA has also decided to set standards for national team players and announced a plan to raise the level of women's football.

TOP 10 CHINESE SPORTS NEWS EVENTS 2018

File photo taken on July 29, 1984 shows Chinese shooter Xu Haifeng (R) celebrates on the podium for men's pistol at the 10th Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the United States. It was China's first Olympic gold medal. China's first-ever Olympic gold medalist Xu Haifeng, volleyball coach Lang Ping, and former NBA star Yao Ming were among the 100 people selected to be awarded for their contributions to the country's reform and opening-up. (Xinhua/Guan Tianyi)

TOP 10 CHINESE SPORTS NEWS EVENTS 2018

File photo taken on Dec. 18, 2018 shows Lang Ping (top R), head coach of China's women volleyball team, accepts bouquets presented by young pioneers during a grand gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China. China's first-ever Olympic gold medalist Xu Haifeng, volleyball coach Lang Ping, and former NBA star Yao Ming were among the 100 people selected to be awarded for their contributions to the country's reform and opening-up. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)

TOP 10 CHINESE SPORTS NEWS EVENTS 2018

File photo taken on Aug. 18, 2018 shows delegation of China enters the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Main Stadium at the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. China topped the Asian Games medal table for 10 straight times as the country claimed 132 gold, 92 silver and 65 bronze medals at Jakarta from August 18 to September 2. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

TOP 10 CHINESE SPORTS NEWS EVENTS 2018

File photo taken on Dec. 1, 2018 shows Liu Guoliang (L) , the former head coach of table tennis team of China is elected as the new president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association. (Xinhua/Tao Xiyi)

TOP 10 CHINESE SPORTS NEWS EVENTS 2018

File photo taken on Aug. 26, 2018 shows Su Bingtian (1st R) of China competes during the men's 100m final of athletics at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Su Bingtian clocked 9.91 seconds in Madrid on June 14 and in Paris on June 30, twice equaling the 100m Asian record. (Xinhua/Wu Zhuang)

TOP 10 CHINESE SPORTS NEWS EVENTS 2018

File photo taken on Nov. 7, 2018 shows members of Shanghai SIPG team pose for pictures during the awarding ceremony for 2018 Chinese Super League (CSL) in Shanghai, east China. Shanghai SIPG was crowned CSL champion after a 2-1 win over Beijing Renhe. It was the club's maiden CSL trophy and put an end to the seven-year title dominance of Guangzhou Evergrande. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

TOP 10 CHINESE SPORTS NEWS EVENTS 2018

File photo taken on Dec. 18, 2018 shows Yao Ming (top), president of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) accepts bouquets presented by young pioneers during a grand gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China. China's first-ever Olympic gold medalist Xu Haifeng, volleyball coach Lang Ping, and former NBA star Yao Ming were among the 100 people selected to be awarded for their contributions to the country's reform and opening-up. (Xinhua/Yin Gang)

TOP 10 CHINESE SPORTS NEWS EVENTS 2018

File photo taken on Dec. 22, 2018 shows children ski during the opening ceremony for China Winter Sports Festival in front of Beijing Exhibition Center in Beijing, capital of China. August 8 marked China's 10th National Fitness Day, a celebration of the expanded fitness options for the public and ever-greater acceptance of the country's national fitness efforts. Winter sports has also seen a big boost in the past year, especially in southern and eastern China.(Xinhua/Wang Jingsheng)

TOP 10 CHINESE SPORTS NEWS EVENTS 2018

File photo taken on March 17, 2018 shows gold medalists, China's Wang Haitao, Chen Jianxin, Liu Wei, Wang Meng and Zhang Qiang (L to R) celebrate on the awarding ceremony after a 6-5 win over Norway in the wheelchair curling final at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games at Gangneung, South Korea. It is the first-ever medal (and a gold one at that) for the Chinese delegation in the history of the Winter Paralympic Games. (Xinhua/Xia Yifang)

TOP 10 CHINESE SPORTS NEWS EVENTS 2018

File photo taken on Dec. 20, 2018 shows people attending the Chinese Footbal Association Professional League Conclusion Conference in east China's Shanghai Municipality. The Chinese Football Association introduced more exacting regulations from next season to dampen spending by clubs, including a salary cap. The CFA has also decided to set standards for national team players and announced a plan to raise the level of women's football. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

TOP 10 CHINESE SPORTS NEWS EVENTS 2018

File photo taken on Feb. 25, 2018 shows Chen Jining (2nd L), mayor of Beijing, China, waves Olympic flag during the closing ceremony for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, PyeongChang, South Korea. The Olympic Winter Games have now officially entered "Beijing time," with preparation work accelerating at an astounding pace. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

TOP 10 CHINESE SPORTS NEWS EVENTS 2018

File photo taken on April 22, 2018 shows members of Liaoning team pose for pictures during the awarding ceremony for 2017-2018 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) League in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province. Liaoning won the CBA title as the seventh champion in the league history. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

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