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Zhejiang athletes deliver record results at Tokyo Olympics

ezhejiang.gov.cn| Updated: August 9, 2021 L M S

Boasting 38 gold, 32 silver, and 18 bronze medals, Team China finished second in the medal table of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which concluded on Aug 8.

A total of 33 Chinese Olympics athletes in Tokyo were affiliated to sports teams of East China's Zhejiang province before joining the national teams. They took as many as seven gold, two silver, and one bronze medals over the 16-day sports extravaganza.

The province's number of gold medals was the highest among all provincial-level regions in China, a record high performance achieved by Zhejiang throughout the history of the Olympic Games.

Ningbo born and raised athlete Yang Qian won one gold medal in the women's10-meter air rifle competition and another gold medal in the 10-meter air rifle mixed team competition.

Wang Shun, another Ningbo native, won one gold medal in the men's 200m individual medley competition and clocked an Asian record time of one minute and 55.00 seconds.


Wang Shun celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 200m individual medley. [Photo/IC]

Guan Chenchen won a gold medal in the women's balance beam competition.


Guan Chenchen of China in action during the women's balance beam final in Tokyo, Japan on Aug 3. [Photo/IC]

Chen Yufei, born and raised in the provincial capital of Hangzhou, won the gold in the badminton women's singles competition. Jiaxing-born Wang Yilyu won the gold medal in the badminton mixed doubles competition.

Weightlifter Shi Zhiyong broke world records to win the gold medal in the men's 73kg category.


Weightlifter Shi Zhiyong of China is seen in action in Tokyo on July 28, 2021. [Photo/IC]