Beijing Winter Olympics | Gao Tingyu: Flag bearer makes me full of strength

2022-05-09 0 By

Xinhua News Agency Beijing, January 30 (reporters Li Dian, Yue Ranran, He Leijing)Speed skater Gao Tingyu and skeleton bobsledder Zhao Dan will carry the flags at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, the Chinese delegation announced Wednesday.Gao Tingyu at the 27 National Ice and Snow Sports Training and Research Base of Beijing Sports University.Gao Tingyu, a speed skater, later said on his personal social media that being a flag-bearer makes him more powerful.”I am honored to carry the flag of the Chinese delegation at the Beijing Winter Olympics.Playing at home is extremely exciting, but being the flag bearer gives me even more power.It’s a role I’ve always wanted to play.I will live up to that trust and try to give my best on the court.”Gao Tingyu finishes third in the men’s 500m speed skating event at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, Feb 19, 2018.This is the second time gao Tingyu, just over 24 years old, participated in the Winter Olympics. He won a bronze medal in the men’s 500 meters in the last Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, achieving a breakthrough of zero Olympic MEDALS for Chinese men’s speed skaters.Gao tingyu, who was born on December 15, 1997 in Yichun, Heilongjiang Province, was selected to the Chinese speed skating team in 2016.He currently holds the men’s 500-meter speed skating national record in 33.83 seconds.Gao has been consistent in World Cup races this season, sliding under 34 seconds several times.Speed skaters practice at the “Ice Ribbon” at the National Speed Skating Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 28, 2019.Ni Huizhong, secretary general of the Chinese delegation, said that Gao Tingyu is the second time to participate in the Winter Olympics, and he was chosen as the flag bearer, hoping that everyone can feel the expectations of the delegation, recognizing the efforts of the athletes and their breakthroughs.Gao Tingyu will compete in the men’s 500-meter speed skating event at the Beijing Winter Olympics.The opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics will be held on the evening of February 4, and the men’s 500-meter speed skating event will be held on February 12 at the “Ice Ribbon” at the National Speed Skating Hall.Editors: Shu Wen, Huang Xuguo, Zhou Xin