Capital gains for China's speedsters

By SUN XIAOCHEN | China Daily Global | Updated: 2023-12-12 09:24
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Members of China's mixed 2,000m relay team acknowledge the fans during the ISU Short-Track Speed Skating World Cup event in Beijing on Saturday. Cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd, China finished second in the relay behind the Netherlands. WEI XIAOHAO/CHINA DAILY

Beijing World Cup leg showcases squad's Olympic ambitions as diversification into multiple disciplines bears fruit

One gold and plenty more to cheer about — China's short-track speed skating team passed its home World Cup test with flying colors as the sport continues to gain traction in the Olympic city.

Not quite the glorious campaign that fans might have wished for, perhaps, but the team's overall performance at the World Cup's Beijing leg was nonetheless commendable as both veterans and young guns boosted confidence levels for the next Olympics.

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