On September 30, the weightlifting event of the Hangzhou Asian Games kicked off.
After four years in international competition, the North Korean women's lifter won the first competition day in both the 49kg and 55kg categories.
On the one hand, the comeback of the North Korean women's weightlifting team shocked the world, and on the other hand, the two champions of Chinese women's weightlifting lost in the 49kg and 55kg categories respectively, and many viewers who are not familiar with Chinese weightlifting will have a question - what happened to the Chinese weightlifting team?
In the 49kg competition, North Korea's Ri Seung-jin won gold with a world record 216 kg.
Challenge yourself across levels and prepare for Paris
In the 49kg competition, North Korea's Ri Seung-Kim won gold with a world-record 216kg, while Jiang Hye-hwa finished second with a total of 213kg.
Tokyo Olympic champion Hou Zhihui, who competed in the 55kg category, won the bronze medal with a total of 210kg in Tokyo despite a knee discomfort, while North Korea's athletes took the first and second place, with Kang Hyun-kyung breaking the world record with 233kg.
Why Olympic champion Hou Zhihui chose to compete in the 55kg category is a question for many people.
Tokyo Olympic champion Hou Zhihui.
In fact, the weightlifting events of the Hangzhou Asian Games are set according to the Tokyo Olympics, while the Paris Olympics canceled the women's 55kg event, which means that in the new Olympic cycle, the women's 55kg category is already a non-Olympic event.
In preparation for Paris, the weightlifting team chose two competitors in the 49kg category to compete in both events.
According to the surging news reporter, the Chinese weightlifting team will take the Asian Weightlifting Championships in May this year as the Asian Games trials, and finally in the 49 kg event, Jiang Huihua defeated Hou Zhihui to win the gold and also won the opportunity to compete in the Asian Games 49 kg, while Hou Zhihui crossed the class to challenge 55 kg.
"Actually, the World Championships and the Asian Games are next to each other, so they are not recovering very well. Today's state is relatively good, I think it has reached the 55kg class, it is better to let go and go to compare. ”
Even if he was promoted to the competition, Hou Zhihui did not deliberately gain weight for the main event, and his weight before the competition was only 50.7 kg, "I have been gaining weight during the World Championships, if I hadn't been adding meals, my weight was estimated to be only about 50.2 kg." ”
In the 55kg competition, North Korea's athletes won the first and second place, and Jiang Hyun-kyung (right) broke the world record with 233kg to win the championship.
Regret to lose gold, there is no lack of highlights
Hou Zhihui did not disclose whether he sprained his knee while snatching the second 95kg snatch, or whether Wang Guoxin, the head coach of the Chinese weightlifting team, said his secret after the game.
"Hou Zhihui then had a tingling sensation in her knee and felt that she couldn't use her strength, and before the race she felt that she had no problems with the 97kg snatch and 120kg jerk."
In other words, Li Shengjin's total score of 216 kilograms is not a huge challenge for Hou Zhihui, who has gained very little.
After Hou Zhihui had a knee problem, the team immediately became cautious about the competition and hesitated to give up on the jerk – because she could not lift the 105kg upright while waiting for the competition.
Hou Zhihui won the bronze medal with an injury.
"I said I couldn't lift it, and she said to fight again, and she fought to the second one." Compared with the final bronze medal, Wang Guoxin is obviously more satisfied with the style and hard work of his apprentice, even if the last one can't stand up and chooses to give up, "You can't ignore the knee problem just because you participated in the 55kg category at the Asian Games, which is not good for the health of athletes and preparing for Paris." ”
What makes Wang Guoxin more satisfied is Hou Zhihui's experience in this actual battle, "Because of the upgrade competition, in a short period of time, the high intensity is 90 kg, and then the second one is increased to 95 kg, which is a psychological challenge for her and a challenge of ability, and can better adapt to the rhythm of the Paris Olympics competition." ”
In Wang Guoxin's view, Jiang Huihua, who has lost weight twice in a short period of time, has also played her own level, especially the competitive atmosphere of the two 49kg competitors is the most satisfactory to the head coach.
"Jiang Huihua and Hou Zhihui have always been chasing me by you, all for a gold medal. After working hard for so many years, the two are sisters off the field, opponents on the field, and good results are inseparable from a good competitive atmosphere. ”
Jiang Hyun-kyung broke the world record and won the championship.
Congratulations to the opponent, with me as the main one
Of course, the Chinese team's lack of gold medals is also because of the mysterious North Korean weightlifting team that came back after four years.
"After a few years, the results of North Korean players have improved very quickly, which is impressive and unexpected." Wang Guoxin joked that many fellow coaches felt their eyes change, "I just think that the North Korean team is improving too fast and has such strong ability, which is also difficult for us insiders to predict." ”
Whether it is Jiang Huihua, Hou Zhihui, or head coach Wang Guoxin, they all sincerely congratulate their opponents, but in the face of strong impact, the Chinese weightlifting team chose me as the main one.
"We finish the Paris Olympics cycle first, because the North Korean team does not participate, and if we study them too much, there will be problems with directionality. Of course, after the Paris Olympics, we will do research again, explore science and training methods, and strive to further improve. ”
Jiang Huihua in the game.
The head of the Chinese weightlifting team stressed that the team will continue to train and compete according to the goal of the Paris Olympics cycle.
Wang Guoxin further explained that competitive sports do not look at the opponent's good results, so they immediately adjust, "We still follow our own cycle law to achieve more reliable game results." Because the ability can not be improved much at once, to improve a kilogram, it takes a lot to pay. ”
Of course, taking me as the main does not mean that the Chinese weightlifting team will choose to follow its laurels.
Just as Hou Zhihui also believes that the North Korean team's world record and the super high success rate of the competition will further motivate the Chinese team, "Seeing their achievements, we must calm down, play steadily, break through the previous goal confinement, break our original thinking, and rush forward." ”
"For me, it's time to put my best in training and then stabilize and build on it further.
Indeed, for Chinese weightlifting, it is necessary to find shortcomings and breakthrough points, as the whole team agrees - the Chinese weightlifting team will continue to improve and break through.