Ankai embraced coach Wang Meng after winning the championship. Supply map
BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- On March 4, in the mens 1500-meter short-track speed skating final of the Russian World University Winter Games, Ankai took the lead in the case of internal strife between two leading Korean athletes and won the first gold for the Chinese team in 2 minutes, 34 seconds and 19 seconds. This is Wang Mengs first comprehensive world championship as a coach.
The 29th World University Winter Games was held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Short-track speed skating began to compete on the 4th. The athletes representing the Chinese team all came from the short track speed skating events of Wang Mengs national speed skating training team.
After a fierce quarterfinals and semi-finals, Ankai successfully entered the mens 1500m final. After the shooting-out of the final, Ankai adopted the following tactics. Two Korean players Park Zhiyuan, Hong Yonghuan and Japanese player Ji Yibo alternately led the sliding. Half way later, the players began to speed up, and Ankai began to speed up from the outside to surpass the opponents and enter the top three ranks.
Ankai mounted the podium. Mapping
At the last bend, Park Zhiyuan and Hong Yonghuan both lost their balance and fell out of the track in order to compete for position. Ankai took the lead all the way up to the first place, and finally crossed the finish line with a score of 2 minutes, 34 seconds and 19 seconds, winning the first gold medal for the Chinese delegation in this winter games. Kazakhstans Kazakh Kazakhstan won the runner-up, while Frances Felco ranked third.
In an interview after the match, Ankai said that he was very happy and excited to win the championship. This competition also applied the ability and tactics in the usual training. I have a level mind. Korean players are really strong in the finals, but they still give full play to their strengths.
It is understood that Ankai is a cross-border roller skater, who used to be a roller skater and began to take part in short track speed skating training in Qingdao eight years ago. In April 2018, he was selected into three groups of national short track speed skating training team, the same group as Zhou Yang and others. Ankai won three consecutive championships in the mens 1500m short track speed skating elite competition of the China Cup in the 2018-2019 season. After the Spring Festival this year, he transferred from the short track speed skating national training team to the cross-border cross-event speed skating national training team led by Wang Meng.
Ankai held up the national flag after winning the championship. Supply map
This Winter Games is the first time that Wang Meng led the team to participate in the world comprehensive competition. Before that, the team participated in many short track speed skating competitions in North America. The strength of the competitors has a certain gap with the World Cup and World Championships. However, the players have accumulated some experience through the competition, and made preparations for the world championship results. (end).
Source: Cao Lie-e_NS1806, Responsible Editor of CNN