Major Competitive Events Part 2

China’s Fan wins 3rd straight women’s 500m gold at short track worlds


  • The Chinese team won two medals at the 2017 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Sunday. Fan, 24, won the women’s 500-meter race in 43.605 seconds, beating Canada’s Marianne St-Gelais to second place with 43.630. It’s Fan’s fifth world championship gold medal over the distance. Kim Ji Yoo of South Korea finished third in 43.744.

25-Year-Old Female Chinese Chess Player Wins 2017 Women’s World Chess Championship

Mar 10, 2017

  • Tan Zhongyi, a 25-year-old female Chinese chess player, entered as rank ninth in the Women’s World Chess Championship. The world championship crown came as a surprise to her after she won the finals, defeating the crowd-favorite Anna Muzychuk from Ukraine on a tie-break. The 2017 Women’s World Chess Championship was held in Tehran, Iran. Tan defeated Muzychuk on a tie-break with 1,5 – 0,5 to claim the title. This made her the 16th Women’s World Champion, and the fifth Chinese player to win the highest title in the history of chess.

Historic win for Chinese female bodybuilder Mu Cong


  • Mu Cong has become the first-ever female Chinese athlete to win two bodybuilding competitions, as well as membership to the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB). Her success came at the weekend during the 11th Annual Arnold Amateur IFBB, held in Columbus, Ohio, reported Chinese media Sina.

China Wins Nine of 10 Events at First FINA Diving World Series

06 March 2017

  • Chinese divers snatched 9 gold medals out of 10 this weekend in the Beijing Water Cube, as the inaugural leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2017 took place from March 3-5.

Wang, Liu win ice dancing gold medal at Asian Winter Games

February 24, 2017

  • Skating to “New York, New York,” Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu held onto their lead from the short dance to win the gold medal in ice dancing on Friday at the Asian Winter Games. The Chinese pair combined intricate step sequences and powerful lifts to receive 98.26 points in the free dance for a combined total of 164.28.

Asian Winter Games opens, China wins 2 medals


  • China has sent a 236-member team to compete in all 64 events under the five categories, including skating, skiing, biathlon, and ice hockey. Short track speed skater Wu Dajing served as the flag bearer leading the Chinese during the opening ceremony. Some events have already taken place, with medals going to six giant slalom snowboard athletes who triumphed in the competition in the morning.

China Wins First Men’s Gold in Paris Judo Grand Slam

Feb 17, 2017

  • Judoka Cheng Xunzhao grabbed top position on the podium after beating French Grand Slam silver medalist Axel Clerget in the men’s 90-kg category, Xinhua reported. Cheng managed to throw Clerget during their finals match for an ippon, allowing him to clinch the victory. Cheng also took down a heavy favorite, reigning world champion Gwak Donghan, in the semifinals. The 26-year-old pinned Gwak with a kami-shiho-gatame for 20 seconds to win their match. Gwak finished with a bronze in the competition.

Chinese musician wins world music Grammy

February 13, 2017

  • Wu Tong, member of The Silk Road Ensemble, won Best World Music Album for their project headed by world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the annual Grammy Awards, while Adele swept five awards Sunday night in Los Angeles, California. Wu Tong, a player of the sheng and a vocalist, was once the lead vocalist of Chinese rock band Lun Hui. But later he turned to folk music and joined Yo-Yo Ma’s nonprofit Silkroad project, which was founded in 1998. Since 2000, The Silk Road Ensemble has welcomed more than 70 performers and composers from nearly 25 nations.

Zhang says Chinese ready to shine after win at Australian Open

Jan 16, 2017

  • Zhang Shuai said a group of promising Chinese players who have grown up training together were ready to shine as she breezed into the Australian Open second round on Monday. Zhang rescued her failing career with her run to last year’s Melbourne quarter-finals and, now seeded 20th, she impressed again with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus.

Chinese skiers dominates China Tour Changchun stage


  • Chinese skiers proved to be unbeatable in the ski sprint at Deer Valley today as Man Dandan took the first place in ladies’ sprint final of China Tour de Ski Changchun stage while Zhu Mingliang snatched the gold medal in men’ s event. “We all had been trained systematically since last summer, and our coach from Czech Republic had brought the most scientific training methods to us,” Dandan told Xinhua after an easy victory.

Chinese high schoolers out-code university students in worldwide coding competition

December 29, 2016

  • Chinese high schoolers from Sun Yat-sen Memorial Middle School “blew many universities out of the water”, nabbing second place in the University Rankings Competition recently. HackerRank, a ranking platform for computer engineers, hosted the event in an effort to answer the question: “Which universities have students who can roll up their sleeves and code?”

Scottish Open: Marco Fu fights back to stun John Higgins in final in Glasgow

Decmber 18 2016

  • Marco Fu fought back from 4-1 down to beat John Higgins and win his third ranking title with a 9-4 Scottish Open final victory. The Hong Kong player won eight frames in a row to claim his first ranking event since the 2013 Australian Open.

MMA Enters the Dragon

December 15, 2016

  • Everyone wants a piece of China’s sports industry and the figures show exactly why. By 2020, the market is expected to be worth more than 3 trillion yuan (US$434.4 billion) – and around 5 trillion yuan by 2025 – as the central government throws its weight behind sport as a mainstay of both society and of the Chinese economy. “The giant is gently being awakened,” Tenniel Chu, vice-chairman of Mission Hills Group, told the LeSports Connect’s forum at his company’s complex in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan last month.

Zhang Zhilei: ‘2017 will be the biggest turning point in my life’

Dec 12, 2016

  • Chinese boxer Zhang Zhilei got one step closer to his dream Saturday outside of Boston, recording his 13th career win and ninth knockout. More than two months ago, the New Jersey-based Zhang returned home for the first time in his pro career to compete in his first eight-round fight. He took just 90 seconds to knock out Georgia’s Gogita Gorgiladze in Wenzou, China (his 12th professional victory). After nearly a month of vacation in China, Zhang came back to New Jersey in early November to begin a new round of training.

Shanshan shines again in Dubai

December 10, 2016

  • Shanshan Feng came from five strokes behind to win her fourth Omega Dubai Ladies Masters title in five years in blustery conditions at Emirates Golf Club on Saturday. The 27-year-old Chinese started the final day five strokes behind the target of seven under par set by leader Felicity Johnson and sat tied for 13th in the leaderboard at two under par following opening rounds of 72 and 70.

China claim overall gold at FINA synchro swimming world trophy, Russia take the mixed duet gold home


  • China dominated the Free Combination and Russian world champion pair Mikhaela Kalancha/Aleksander Maltsev ruled the mixed duet on the second day of the 11th FINA Synchronized Swimming World Trophy in Yangzhou (CHN) on Sunday. China repeated the feat of last year as the host team, consisting of the Jiangsu provincial team, and claimed four titles out of five up for grabs this weekend. The competition of the mixed duet was the world top level as the top two finishers were world champions and runner-ups from Kazan 2015 World Championships.

China sweeps three titles at FINA synchro swimming world trophy


  • With strong Chinese traditional culture elements, including Chinese paper-cutting, firecrackers, Peking Opera, China swept three titles on offer on the first day of the 11th FINA Synchronized Swimming World Trophy 2016 held here in China on Saturday. In the Highlight routine, the host team, consisted of Jiangsu provincial team, showed movement of free combination of Chinese folk art paper-cutting under the joyful atmosphere of Spring Festival and earned the top score 92.4667 points to lift the title.

China’s Jin Boyang second, Chinese pairs one-two at Cup of China


  • China’s promising teenager Jin Boyang took second in the Figure Skating Cup of China men’s competition on Saturday, while his compatriots Yu Xiaoyu/Zhang Hao and Peng Cheng/Jin Yang earned one-two finish in pairs competition. China’s 2006 Turin Games silver medalist Zhang Hao and his new partner Yu Xiaoyu, skating to the music “I will wait for you”, claimed the title with 203.76 points, followed by Peng/Jin with 197.96 points. Canada’s pair Liubov Ilyushechkina/Dylan Moscovitch finished third with 191.54 points, and another China’s pair Wang Xuehan/Wang Lei finished fourth with 182.02 points.

Shanshan Feng wins Japan Classic for second straight victory

Nov. 6, 2016

  • Shanshan Feng needed every bit of the three-stroke lead she took to final hole Sunday at chilly Taiheiyo Club to finish off her second straight LPGA Tour victory.

Zou Shiming dominates Thailand’s Prasitsak Phaprom to win WBO flyweight title

November 5, 2016

  • China’s two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming used superior footwork and quickness, mixed in with a bit of shimmying and showboating, to win a unanimous decision against veteran Thai fighter Prasitsak Phaprom and his first world title Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus.

Peng wins first tour title at Tianjin Open

Oct 16, 2016

  • Chinese veteran Peng Shuai beat American Alison Riske 7-6(3) 6-2 in the final of the Tianjin Open to capture her first Tour title on Sunday. The 30-year-old Peng was winless in six previous finals but saved 10 of the 12 break points she faced against Riske to wrap up the tense encounter in one hour 46 minutes.

China Kashgar win FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2016

16 October 2016

  • The FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2016 crowned a new champion today with China Kashgar winning the title at the expense of Lebanon’s Al Riyadi, 96-88. Joining the two clubs on the podium were Petrochimi of Iran, who defeated Al Ahli of UAE, 100-74, to finish at the third place. Import Andray Blatche led China Kashgar with 22 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists 1 block. He was supported by fellow import Darius Adams, who scored 19 points. Dewarwick Spencer, who was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament, paced Al Riyadi with 19 points of his own.

Chinese wine-tasters scoop surprise win in France

9 October 2016

  • Chinese wine-tasters have won a taste test in France, in what organisers call “a thunderbolt in the wine world”. They came first out of 21 teams by identifying details of six white wines and six red wines without seeing the bottle or label. The French team came second and the US team came third, while former champions Spain slipped into 10th place and the UK only managed 11th.

Zhang Stuns Halep To Reach China Open Quarterfinals

October 06, 2016

  • World No.36 Zhang Shuai thrilled Chinese fans with a dominant upset over the No.4 seed Simona Halep to become the first Chinese woman to reach the quarterfinals of the China Open since Li Na in 2013. In a rematch of their Australian Open encounter – where Zhang shocked Halep in the first round on her way to her Cinderella run to the quarterfinals – Zhang similarly seemed to have all the answers against her No.5-ranked opponent. Undaunted by playing in front of her home crowd, she needed just 58 minutes to advance 6-0, 6-3.

China’s Li set for Hall of Fame honor


  • With Yao Ming’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction still fresh in the memory, his compatriot Li Na looks set to receive the equivalent honor after the International Tennis Hall of Fame made its promotional debut in China during the ongoing China Open tennis tournament in Beijing. Li, China’s two-time Grand Slam champion, who retired in 2014, hasn’t appeared during the ongoing Asian Swing on the WTA Tour as the 34-year-old and her husband Jiang Shan are expecting their second child after Li gave birth to daughter Alisa last June. Despite her absence, the growing public enthusiasm for tennis in China, inspired by Li’s 2011 French Open and 2014 Australian Open victories, has impressed the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

China, Denmark projects among architecture award winners

Oct. 3, 2016

  • A children’s center in China, a bridge in Iran and a park in Denmark are among the six winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The winners were announced Monday in the historic Al-Jahili fort in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The awards are handed out once every three years and are meant to celebrate architecture that serves and embraces Muslim culture. The network is headed by Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of millions of Ismaili Muslims who belong to an offshoot of the Shiite sect.

China’s Qiao thrashes Son to win Korea Open

October 03, 2016

  • Seoul: Rising Chinese star Qiao Bin won the final round of the men’s singles at the badminton World Federation Korea Open on Sunday after crushing South Korean veteran Son Wan-Ho. The 23-year-old unseeded player, currently world number 41 in men’s singles, defeated the sixth seed, world number eight Son 21-11, 21-23, 21-7. “I’m so thrilled. I have no words to express my feelings,” Qiao said.

Hard-working athletes bear fruit for China at Rio Paralympics


  • China achieved its aim set before the Rio Paralympics to finish at the top of the medal standings, just as they did at the previous three Games in Athens, Beijing and London. But nobody could have imagined the success the 308-strong Chinese delegation would achieve in Rio as they became only the third country to win 100 gold medals in a single edition of the Paralympic Games. China finished the 11-day megaevent with 107 gold, 81 silver and 51 bronze medals. The next best nation was Britain with 64 gold followed by Ukraine (41), the United States (40) and Australia (22).

Russian, Chinese Teams Lead in 2016 International Army Games


  • Russian and Chinese military teams are on the top of the rang after six days of the 2016 International Army Games, the competition’s chief referee, Maj. Gen. Dmitry Gorbatenko said Friday.

Yi shines as China win Sino-European event


  • China have the wind in their sails after beating Montenegro, Germany and a France A squad to capture the 2016 Sino-European Men’s Basketball Championship. The Chinese, warming up for the Rio de Janeiro Games, got 15 points from Yi Jianlian and 13 points and 11 boards from Zhou Qi in a 65-49 win over Montenegro on Friday.