Datong athlete wins silver in men's trampoline at Tokyo Olympics

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2021-08-02

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Chinese athlete Dong Dong in the men's individual trampoline qualification at the Tokyo Olympics on July 31 [Photo/IC] 

Chinese athlete Dong Dong from the city of Datong, North China's Shanxi province, won the silver medal in the men's individual trampoline final at the Tokyo Olympics on July 31. 

Dong first started gymnastics at the age of five and eventually changed his focus to trampoline in 2002. When he was 13 years old, he came to Datong and started his trampoline professional career at the local Datong Sports School before joining the Shanxi Provincial Sports Team and Chinese National Sports Team. He has won several world championships and world cups.

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Dong Dong stands on the podium after the men's individual trampoline final at the Tokyo Olympics on July 31. [Photo/IC]

This is the fourth time Dong has competed in the Olympics. Prior to this, he won bronze at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, a championship at the London 2012 Olympics, and second place in the Rio 2016 Olympics. 

Before the Tokyo Olympics, Dong said that he would do his best on behalf of Datong, Shanxi, and his motherland, and was very grateful for support from the people of Datong. He entered the final in fifth place in the men's individual trampoline qualification at the Tokyo Olympics. 

Now, the 32-year-old silver medalist has brought his Olympic career to a successful conclusion.

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