OLYMPICS Then and now: Passing on the China Olympic spirit

OLYMPICS

Then and now: Passing on the China Olympic spirit

By Zhu Yurou and He Shan | People's Daily app

13:46, August 09, 2021

No Chinese athlete ever qualified for the men's 100-meter Olympic final until Su Bingtian at Tokyo 2020. Back in 1932, Liu Changchun was the first Chinese sprinter to make Olympic participation a reality for China. The torch of the Olympic spirit has been passed from generation to generation in China and this inheritance shall be remembered.

In 1984, Chinese shooter Xu Haifeng became the first Chinese Olympic gold medalist at the Los Angeles Olympic Games, securing a breakthrough for China. The Chinese sports community has since embarked on a remarkable journey. At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, 21-year-old Yang Qian claimed gold in the women's 10m air rifle, the first gold medal of Tokyo 2020 and Team China. She also won gold in the 10m air rifle mixed team event.

The torch of the Olympic spirit has been passed from generation to generation in China and this inheritance shall be remembered.

The torch of the Olympic spirit has been passed from generation to generation in China and this inheritance shall be remembered.

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