Ling Zhifan Suyuan wins first mixed doubles match

2022-05-31 0 By

Li Lingna of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the People’s Republic of China attends the curling mixed doubles round-robin first round in Beijing, Feb 2, 2018.Xinhua photo shows the curling mixed doubles round-robin first round in Beijing, Feb 2, 2018.The first round of curling mixed doubles round-robin competition in Beijing, Feb 2, 2018.The photo shows the curling mixed doubles round-robin first round in Beijing, Feb 2, 2018.China’s Ling Zhi and Fan Suyuan beat Switzerland’s Pyeongchang Mixed doubles runners-up 7-6 on Sunday night in curling, the first competitive event of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.Fan Suyuan of China scored the first curling mixed doubles round-robin win with a perfect shot in the extra game, marking a good start for the Chinese sports delegation at this Winter Olympics.The curling competition, being held at the National Aquatics Center “Icecube”, has the largest number of events, the longest schedule and the longest one-day competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics.From two days before the opening ceremony to the end of the closing ceremony, nearly 100 competitions will produce three gold MEDALS in mixed doubles, men’s and women’s.Curling, originated in Europe, has a history of nearly 500 years. It is a stone ball game played on frozen ponds at that time.Curling was first played in 1511.In the 17th century, handlebars were added to the stones used in the game, which became the original shape of modern curling.In the 18th century, curling was brought to North America by the British army and gradually became popular.In the 20th century, curling was further developed with the appearance of indoor arenas.In April 1966, the world Curling Federation (WPF), the sport’s highest governing body, was established and headquartered in The United Kingdom.Although curling has a long history and has a long relationship with the Winter Olympics, it has not been a long time since curling entered the Winter Olympics as an official competition.At the first Winter Olympics, curling was only a demonstration sport, and has since been included in the Winter Olympics six times.It did not become an official event until the 18th Winter Olympics in 1998.Curling is still new to Asia.In 1968, curling was introduced to Japan, trained by Canadian experts, and later to South Korea and other regions.Curling is the dominant sport among European and American countries, with European countries accounting for more than half of the 30 teams in Beijing.Not only are there strong teams, but the winter Olympic-level curling stones are also from Europe, plucked from Scotland’s Krieg Island.The island is therefore known as the “Curling Mecca”.As an ice throwing event, curling has special requirements on raw stone materials, complicated production technology and high labor cost.It takes five skilled workers three days to produce a set of 16 curling stones.A curling stone consists of a body, a handle, and bolts, and is less than 30 centimeters in diameter.A curling stone weighs nearly 20 kilograms.The standard curling surface is 45.72 meters long and 5 meters wide. There are four courses and the ice temperature is controlled at minus 8.5 degrees Celsius.To reduce the friction between the pot and the ice, spray water evenly on the ice before the game to form a spotty pockmarked surface.Known as the “chess game” on ice, curling is an intelligent physical fitness event integrating technology, tactics, intelligence and teamwork. It tests the physical strength and mental capacity of participants, and shows the beauty of movement and movement as well as the wisdom of making choices.Occupy, enter camp, strike, sweep ice…Curling, “looks gentle and elegant, but in fact it is a battle of wits and courage.Although curling is recognized as a “gentleman’s sport”, it is almost a test of the team’s ability to arrange troops in the whole competition.According to the rules of the competition, teams are required to throw as many curling stones as possible closer to the center of the base camp.At the end of each game, the team whose pot is closer to the center of the circle than the other team scores one point for each pot.In men’s and women’s events, each side has 4 players, who are divided into first base, second base, third base and fourth base.Players slide with the help of the pedal, and must throw the curling stone when they reach the forward throw line. Rotating the handle can change the running track of the curling stone. Two companions hold the ice brush to control the direction and speed of the curling stone, and take action under the command of teammates.During the competition, players must think about how to block an opponent when they throw each stone, as well as how to break the stone that gets in the way, with every move carefully calculated.The captain acts as the “consisitor” of the team, making timely tactical planning and adjustments.Since the position reached by each throwing and the result achieved by brushing the ice are uncertain, the team leader should use the ice brush as a reference to indicate the direction of rotation and the distance of sliding before the team members throw, and let the team members know how to brush the ice to reach the destination.Although there is no physical contact or direct confrontation, brushing the ice is physical work.The game lasted nearly three hours, and each pot needed two people to sweep the ice, about 20 seconds if wiped from head to tail.Statistics show that a professional curler’s heart rate can reach 170 beats per minute after just one brush.However, the mixed pair competition, which ling Zhi and Fan Suyuan participated in, is a new curling event. The positioning pot is placed in advance during the competition, which increases the difficulty of the competition. Each team has five curling POTS, and the player who throws the first pot must throw the last one.At the Beijing Winter Olympics, the Chinese curling team participated in all three events of men’s, women’s and mixed doubles. The men’s team players were Ma Xiuyue, Zou Qiang, Wang Zhiyu, Xu Jingtao and Jiang Dongxu.The women’s team players are Han Yu, Wang Rui, Dong Ziqi, Zhang Lijun, Jiang Xindi;The mixed doubles are Fan Su Yuan and Ling Zhi.With the exception of Jiang Xindi and Wang Rui, who competed in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the other athletes are all making their Olympic debut.Curling is “new” in China.In March 1995, the first curling workshop in Chinese sports history was held in Harbin Ice Base.When curling became an official Winter Olympic sport, China had no professional curlers.In 2000, The first Chinese curling team, Harbin Team, was established.In 2003, the Chinese curling team was formally formed.In the same year, China joined the World Curling Federation.Since then, there has been a Chinese team in the world curling arena.Over the past 20 years, The Chinese curling team has gone out of the way of characteristic development by training abroad and competing with high-level teams more often.The Chinese women’s curling team has become one of the world’s top teams.He won a silver medal at the World Championships in 2008 and a gold medal at the world Championships the following year.Curling has been one of China’s breakthrough ice sports, with the women’s team winning a bronze medal in their winter Olympics debut in 2010 and the men’s team finishing fourth in Sochi 2014, the best result ever for an Asian men’s team at a Winter Olympics.At the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, mixed doubles became an official event, with China’s Bai Xin and Wang Rui finishing fourth.