Zhejiang athletes ready for Tokyo 2020
en.hangzhou.com.cn   2021-07-12 10:48   Source:ezhejiang.gov.cn

A total of 33 athletes from East China's Zhejiang will take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games from July 23 to Aug 8.

The 15 male and 18 female athletes have an average age of 26. Twenty-four of them are new to the Games, while some are veterans, such as Rio 2016 weightlifting gold medalist Shi Zhiyong and men's backstroke world champion Xu Jiayu.

These athletes will compete in 12 different sports, including swimming, badminton, kayaking, gymnastics, beach volleyball, and women's football.

The Chinese women's football team secured a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after beating South Korea 4-3 in April. Wu Haiyan, born in Hangzhou's Jiande, is the captain of the football team.

During Wu's years at Hangzhou's Baochu Pagoda Experimental School, she won first prize at multiple district-level races and helped her school's women's football team win a city-level championship. Her honors and photos are still exhibited on campus.

Lu Yaxian, former head of the school's physical education teachers, said, "We picked Wu because of her outstanding football talent. She has won many titles for us and made the national team after her graduation."

Author:  Editor:Wang Jian