The city of Qitaihe in northeast China has won the title of “City of Olympic Champions”

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QITAIHE, China, November 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The handing over ceremony of the “City of Olympic Champions” awarded by the Chinese Olympic Committee to the northeast city of Qitaihe China Heilongjiang Province held in Qitaihe on November 11th.

Qitaihe City has cultivated more than 10 winter Olympic champions and world champions, including Yang-Yang, Wang MengSun Linlin, Fan Kexin, etc. Qitaihe athletes have won 7 gold medals in the Winter Olympics, 177 gold medals in world-level competitions, and 535 gold medals in national-level competitions.

Qitaihe is now the “national high-level sports reserve talent base” and the “national Qitaihe sports training base for short track speed skating”, known as the “hometown of Olympic champions of winter,” and a large number of athletes with Olympic dreams come to learn, according to the publicity department of the CPC Qitaihe Municipal Committee.

At the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Fan Kexin and her teammates won a thrilling victory in the first event and won the first gold medal for Chinaachieving a historic breakthrough.

The city has stepped up its efforts to nurture winter sports talent in recent years by building schools that provide training in short track speed skating, setting up a training base for the provincial sports team, as well as organizing ice and snow sports events.

According to statistics, Qitaihe City currently has 20 short track speed skating teams, more than 600 athletes in training and 16 coaches. In six major sports such as speed skating, ski jumping and snowboarding, more than 300 outstanding athletes have been sent across the country and province. It is the city with the most abundant talent pool for short track speed skating in the country.

Source: Qitaihe Municipal CPC Committee Publicity Department

SOURCE Qitaihe Municipal CPC Committee Publicity Department

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