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Shanxi trampolinist wins gold at world championships

Updated: 2022-11-22


The Chinese women's trampoline team poses for a group photo holding their gold medals at the 2022 Trampoline and Tumbling Express (T&T) World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. [Photo/Yellow River News]

The Chinese women's trampoline team won the gold medal in the women's team competition of the 2022 Trampoline and Tumbling Express (T&T) World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on Nov 19 (Beijing time). 

Five teams competed in the three rounds of finals in which China's Cao Yunzhu, Zhu Xueying and Hu Yicheng, scored 56.070 points, 56.520 points and 56.200 points respectively. These scores had the athletes rank first in their respective rounds, and win the overall group score with a total of 15 points. 

Later in the women's individual final on Nov 20, Hu, from North China's Shanxi province, won the bronze medal with 55.810 points. This was the second medal for the Chinese team at the T&T World Championships. 

The team coach, Dong Dong, said that Hu's excellent performance was due to individual efforts, training and guidance from both the Shanxi and national trampoline athletic teams. 

The new generation of Shanxi trampoline athletes, including Hu and her partner Zhang Xinxin, are being guided by their predecessors, according to Dong. Cai Guangliang, a trampoline coach, formed the Shanxi trampoline athletic team 25 years ago, and the athletes he once taught, Wang Ying and Tian Shufan, are now the head coaches of the Shanxi men's and women's trampoline teams. Other former athletes, Dong Dong and Tu Xiao, are also coaching the next generation of trampolinists.