Cities of Culture: Qitaihe(1/8)

2022-02-17 17:38:53 Editor :Gu Liping

Qitaihe city of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, is well-known as "a city of championship".

The city has produced ten short track world champions, including Yang Yang and Wang Meng.

The city has seven elementary schools that teach short track speed skating, and also a sports institute specializing in training short track speed skating coaches.

In order to encourage further participation in ice and snow sports, the Qitaihe municipal government has held ice and snow carnivals .

A short track speed skating memorial hall opened in 2019 to present local skating history in the city.

Before the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, athletes from the city had claimed six of the country's 13 Winter Olympics gold medals.

The "champion bridge" in the City.

Every winter, it is common to see skaters on frozen lakes in the city, with short track speed skating an especially popular discipline.

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