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Readers: Are we obsessed with winning?

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-07-31 09:00

Editor's note: With the Tokyo Olympic Games underway, the Chinese athletes are fighting hard to win glory to themselves and their country. Amid fierce competition, some people criticize, insult and even slander those athletes who fail to win the gold medal or qualify for the final game. Do you care about the gold medal count? Is it time for us to ditch this obsession? Shouldn't we just enjoy the game? Readers share their opinions.


None of the athletes who fail to win a gold medal have anything to be ashamed of. To even qualify for the OG is an amazing feat in itself, marking you as one of the elite of your sport irrespective of your result on the day.
Let them enjoy the experience. If they win a medal, great. If they don't, great try, we know you did your best and better luck in the next Olympic.

Xu Xin /Liu Shiwen (r) of China in action during the table tennis mixed doubles gold medal match against Mizutani Jun/Ito Mima of Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, July 26, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
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