Gold for Chinese men at gymnastics worlds
China’s men’s gymnastics team won gold at last week’s Artistic Gymnastics World Championship in Rotterdam, Netherlands, barely beating out runner-up Japan, and setting up a big showdown with their rivals at November’s Asian Games. The Chinese team consisted of: Chen Yibing (rings, vault), Feng Zhe (vault, parallel bars, uneven bars), Teng Haibin (pommel horse, parallel bars, uneven bars), Yan Mingyong (pommel horse, rings), Lu Bo (floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars) and Zhang Chenglong (floor, uneven bars). Click here for complete results.
The women weren’t quite as successful as the men, taking third in the team competition, behind Russia and the United States. On the team were Jiang Yuyuan (vault uneven bars, beam, floor), He Kexin (uneven bars), Sui Lu (beam, floor), Huang Qiushuang (vault, uneven bars, floor), Deng Linlin (beam) and Yang Yilin (vault). Click here for complete results.
China was the top medal winner overall at the championships, with 4 gold medals, 4 silvers and 1 bronze.
World Series of Boxing’s Beijing team
The new World Series of Boxing, launched by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and set to begin November 19, includes a Chinese team, the Beijing Dragons. The team is owned by the Yeland Boxing Club, a subsidiary of a real estate company called the Yeland Group. The team is coached by Wu Xiaosong, and features 13 Chinese boxers and three internationals, from Brazil, Senegal and Ghana.
The series is divided into three conferences—Asia, Americas and Europe. Beijing’s home fights take place November 27, December 18, January 15, January 29, February 19, and March 12 (schedule). The post-season runs from April through a final on May 11.
The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers will open the season against each other in LA tonight (Tuesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m. LA time; October 27, 10:30 a.m. Beijing time). It’s a great matchup for the Chinese market, which has plenty of fans of both teams, and is eager to see how Yao looks after a season off rehabbing after a broken foot (Houston Chronicle: Rockets look to steal show in opener against Lakers)
Two golds for China in beach volleyball championship
China dominated the Asian Volleyball Confederation Beach Volleyball Championship in Haikou last week. Zhang Xi and Xue Chen won the women’s gold (http://www.asianvolleyball.org/beach/2010-10-25/333115.html), easily beating a pair from Kazakhstan. The Chinese men had two duos in the medals—Wu Penggen and Xu Linyin won the gold, and Gao Peng and Li Jian took bronze. The next competition for Asia’s beach volleyball stars is the Asian Games in Guangzhou, with the early rounds starting November 15, women’s finals on the 23rd, and men’s finals on the 24th.
China men’s gymnastics team image: News.cnnb.com
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