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China Sports Weekly (1.29-2.4)

Xinhua
04 Feb 2023, 20:18 GMT+10

BEIJING, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Here are the latest Chinese sports headlines from the past week:

1. Beijing 2022 celebrates one-year anniversary

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Saturday marks the anniversary of the opening of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, as Beijing became the first city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympic Games.

One year on, Beijing 2022 has created social and economic benefits that go beyond the Games themselves, with a growing number of Chinese people showing enthusiasm towards winter sports and enjoying fun on ice rinks and snow pistes as well as a rocketing winter sports industry.

Olympic venues are open to the public, a typical example of sustainability and legacy of the Games, and the organizing committee released post-game reports in the two fields to offer Beijing's solution of hosting Games in line with Olympic Agenda 2020 and Olympic Agenda 2020+5.

2. Su Bingtian wins season debut at World Athletics Gothenburg Indoor

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Chinese top sprinter Su Bingtian won the men's 60m with 6.59 seconds on his season debut at the World Athletics Indoor Tour 2023 Gothenburg Games on Thursday.

The 33-year-old secured the first place of his heat in 6.75 and edged Japan's Akihiro Higashida by 0.01 second in the final race.

Su will compete in another two indoor meetings in Mondeville and Lievin in France.

3. China's Su Yiming claims snowboard big air bronze on X Games debut

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China's snowboarding star Su Yiming grabbed a big air bronze on his Winter X Games debut in Aspen, the United States.

By successfully landing a left side 1980 run and a right side 1800 run, the 18-year-old ranked third with a total of 87 points.

The gold went to Norwegian Marcus Kleveland, who got 96 points in total. Japan's Takeru Otsuka took silver with 90 points.

4. Han, Zhang secure All-Chinese women's singles final at Thailand Masters

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Chinese players Zhang Yiman and Han Yue both advanced into the women's singles final after ousting their respective opponents at the Thailand Masters on Saturday.

Zhang came from one game down to edge Supanida Katethong of Thailand 15-21, 21-18, 22-20, followed by Han's 21-11, 21-11 victory over Hsu Wen-chi of Chinese Taipei.

In the men's singles, China's Shi Yuqi fell to Lin Chun-yi of Chinese Taipei 21-15, 21-19 while his teammate Li Shifeng also suffered a defeat, losing 19-21, 21-8, 21-19 to No. 4 seed Ng Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong, China in a later match.

Feng Yanzhe/Huang Dongping, who won the Indonesia Masters last week, beat Hiroki Midorikawa/Natsu Saito of Japan 21-18, 21-11 in the mixed doubles.

Li Wenmei/Liu Xuanxuan and the other Chinese pair Tan Ning/Xia Yuting will play their respective women's doubles semifinals later on Saturday.

5. Chinese referees to officiate FIFA Club World Cup opener

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FIFA announced on Tuesday that Chinese match officials Ma Ning, Zhou Fei, Zhang Cheng and Fu Ming would officiate the opening match of the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.

Ma will be the referee of Wednesday's match between Egypt's El Ahly Cairo and Auckland City from New Zealand, while Zhou and Zhang will serve as assistant referees, marking the first time a Chinese referee team will officiate at the tournament. Fu will be the Assistant Video Assistant Referee (AVAR) of the game.

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