China News Service, Harbin, October 20 (Reporter Wang Nina Jiang Hui) "Thank you very much for this team. Every day they go off the ice rink. The lower parts of the players are cold like popsicles, but they have been training hard. We are determined to be in 2022. The Beijing Paralympic Games will show the world the demeanor of the Chinese disabled." The 20th is the 500-day countdown to the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games. In the afternoon, the Chinese wheelchair curling team training in Harbin carried out preparation activities. Hu Junfu, the executive deputy leader of the Chinese wheelchair curling team, said excitedly at the meeting.
The China Wheelchair Curling Team was established in 2007. It won the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games in South Korea in 2018 and the 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championship finals, achieving a breakthrough for the Chinese delegation in the Paralympic Games. , Created the history of China's wheelchair curling first win the World Championships. Heilongjiang Province has abundant ice and snow sports resources and has always been an important base for the development of China's Winter Paralympic Games. It has accumulated rich experience and laid a solid foundation for the development of China's wheelchair curling project.
"Started training camp in May this year, and came to Harbin for ice training on July 12th." According to Hu Junfu, 4 of the 12 players in this training camp are from Heilongjiang. "Everyone is very motivated, and some players train with urine bags. We are determined to defend our title at the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games in 500 days, win glory for the country, and create greater glories."
October 20th is the 500-day countdown to the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games. The Chinese wheelchair curling team carried out preparation activities in Harbin. Photo by Lu Pin
As a veteran of the Chinese wheelchair curling team from Heilongjiang, Wang Haitao and his teammates won the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Paralympic Games in South Korea. Speaking of the training situation, he said that due to the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, foreign training and competitions have been cancelled, and now it is necessary to train and cooperate.
Zhang Qiang, who just joined the wheelchair curling team of Heilongjiang Province this year, said: "The Paralympic Winter Games is a big goal. I first set a small goal for myself, try to cooperate with my teammates, and then join the national team and cheer together." (Finish)