Editor’s Note: Which project is called "Poetry of Movement" because of its breathtaking and beautiful? Which sport has "disappeared" in the Winter Olympics several times because of its danger? Which sport developed from summer sports and is called snow surfing?
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Episode 7: Skiing (I)
Skiing, as a traditional ice and snow sport, contains many different sub-items, such as alpine skiing, which combines speed and skill organically and is very ornamental; Cross-country skiing, one of the oldest sports in the history of world sports; Ski jumping in the air; The youngest and most fashionable snowboarding in the Winter Olympics; Freestyle skiing, which focuses on freedom and excitement.
Alpine skiing originated in the Alps of Europe, so it is also called alpine skiing. Alpine skiing was gradually formed on the basis of cross-country skiing. In 1936, the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Olympics in Germany was included in the official competition. The alpine skiing competition of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will be held at the National Alpine Ski Center in Yanqing Division, and a total of 11 gold medals will be produced.
Alpine skiing competition depends on the time to finish skiing. Starting from the top of the mountain, athletes combine speed and skill perfectly to show the essence and charm of skiing. The vertical height difference of the downhill competition field is usually more than 800 meters for men and 450 meters for women. The height difference of gyration, giant slalom and super giant slalom varies from 140 meters to 650 meters.
Downhill and super giant slalom are speed events, and the ranking is determined according to the result of one slide; Giant slalom and slewing belong to technical projects, and the ranking is calculated according to the total results of two taxiways. The ranking of all-around events is determined by adding the results of the first round of downhill and the second round of gyration. The team competition is a knockout.
In alpine skiing competition, athletes must cross a corresponding number of flag gates. Knocking down the flagpole is not a foul, but if you miss a flag gate, you will be sentenced to a foul without counting your grades.
Freestyle skiing began in the 1960s and developed on the basis of alpine skiing. It was included in the official competition in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
Freestyle skiing is completed by double boards, including aerial skills, snow skills, U-shaped field skills, slope obstacle skills, obstacle chasing and big platform, etc. Different events have their own characteristics, showing gorgeous skills and skillful skiing techniques to the fullest.
The big platform competition of freestyle skiing in Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics was held in Shougang Ski Platform in Beijing Division, and the rest events were held in Genting Ski Park in Zhangjiakou Division, resulting in 13 gold medals.
Li Nina has won three consecutive championships in the aerial acrobatics in the World Championships, and is known as the "Snow Princess". Han Xiaopeng won the gold medal in men’s aerial skills at the 20th Winter Olympics in Turin in 2006, which made a historic breakthrough for China.
Snowboarding originated in the United States in the mid-1960s, and it was related to skateboarding and surfing. In 1998, it was listed as an official event in the Nagano Winter Olympics.
Snowboarding includes big platform, parallel slalom, obstacle pursuit, slope obstacle skills and U-shaped field skills. Snowboarding is free, fashionable and thrilling, which conforms to the characteristics of the times and shows youthful vitality, and is deeply loved by young people.
The snowboarding competition in Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics produced a total of 11 gold medals, among which the obstacle chasing mixed team competition is a new event in Beijing Winter Olympics.
Producers: Liu Jian, Xu Jiren, Qian Tong
Planning: Zhou Hongjun, Liu Jiawen, Zhou Jie
Producers: Hou Dawei, Ni Hong and Zhan Peng.
Coordinator: Li Xu, Wang Fan and Ding Feng.
Synergy: Zhang Tao, Zhang Anqi
Copywriter: Wang Jianbing, Wang Meng, Diao Wenjing, Gong Yuanyuan.
Edit: Li Ji
Poster: Bao Yugang
Xinhua news agency sports department
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