THE Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government sent a congratulatory letter to Shenzhen University (SZU) on Friday, appreciating remarkable results achieved by its athletes at the Tokyo Olympics, which wrapped up yesterday.
In the letter, the city hailed the university’s efforts in cultivating sports talents over the years and hoped that it could speed up the process to build itself into a top-class university and make greater contributions to the country’s education reform and the city’s development.
The letter read that the university athletes had showcased unparalleled skills and Olympic spirit at the Tokyo Olympics, and helped write a bright chapter for Shenzhen’s sports industry.
Shenzhen University graduate Chen Meng and her teammate Sun Yingsha, who represents the Shenzhen Team in the Chinese Super League, and their teammate Wang Manyu defeated the Japanese team 3-0 and won the gold medal in the women’s table tennis team competition Thursday night. Chen won the women’s singles gold July 29.
In the swimming pool, Yang Junxuan, a sports training major from Shenzhen University, and Tang Muhan, who was born in 2003 and is a freshwoman sports training major of the university, joined their teammates to shatter the world record to win the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay Thursday morning. Yang and her teammates also won silver in the mixed 4x100m medley relay July 31.
These honors are not only for the country, but also for Guangdong Province as well as Shenzhen, the congratulatory letter said.
Other Shenzhen athletes who also have excelled at the Olympics include Wang Qianyi and Liu Hong.
China’s artistic swimming team including Wang won silver after scoring 193.5310 points Saturday while Liu clinched a bronze medal in the women’s 20km race walk Friday.
On Saturday, Wang’s parents were invited to watch the game at Shenzhen Sports Training Base in Futian District.
“We really want to give her a big hug at the moment and appreciate her efforts,” said Wang’s parents after the team finally took silver.
Meanwhile, Shenzhen’s Song Yiling took part in the women’s sport climbing as the only athlete from China.
A total of eight Shenzhen athletes have competed at the Tokyo Olympics in events of race walking, gymnastics, swimming, rock climbing, hockey and pole vault.