Lan Xingyu of China competes during the Rings preliminary at 2020 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, March 12, 2020. (Photo by Tofik Babayev/Xinhua)
China gymnastics team had the first team contest on Thursday after concluding a 3-month winter training camp in Beijing, focusing more on individual movements and body build-up.
BEIJING, May 29 (Xinhua) -- China gymnastics team had the first team contest on Thursday after concluding a 3-month winter training camp in Beijing, focusing more on individual movements and body build-up.
World champions like Xiao Ruoteng, Zou Jingyuan, Lin Chaopan, Deng Shudi and Sun Wei conducted 47 new difficult movements in the first team test this year, including four 0.7-difficulty-point movements.
"I can't be more satisfied with our young athletes' performance today, no matter the numbers or the difficulties of the movements," said Miao Zhongyi, the president of Chinese Gymnastics Association.
Xiao Ruoteng of China competes during the floor exercises of artistic gymnastics at the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Oct. 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)
At the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, China's squad suffered a bitter overall result, winning just three silver and two bronze medals.
With the Tokyo Olympics in sight, Team China decided to locked their top gymnasts in the training center for nearly 100 days to work on their movements and bodies.
Lin Chaopan of China competes during the Horizontal Bar competition of Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team Final at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia on Aug. 22, 2018. (Xinhua/Wang Lili)
"I think we've chose the right way -- be strong enough to achieve the goal -- to win more gold medals in Tokyo," said Miao. "Our biggest problem is that we are not stable enough."
After a short break, Team China travels to Qin Huangdao training base in Hebei province to meet Chinese winter Olympic teams there.
"We've made a specific plan and I hope that we can have more inspirations from them," Miao added. ■