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中国仍在寻求一枚冬奥会空中技巧金牌

更新时间:2014-2-17 11:36:07 来源:华尔街日报中文网 作者:佚名

China Still Searching for Aerial Gold
中国仍在寻求一枚冬奥会空中技巧金牌

Sochi's slopes crashed China's dreams for a gold medal in freestyle skiing women's aerials at the Winter Olympics.

Xu Mengtao missed her landing Friday after leading the second final with a high score of 101.08. Xu said the slope felt steeper than normal. The 23 year-old from China's northeastern Liaoning province earned silver with 83.50 points, behind Belarus skier Alla Tsuper's 98.01.

Xu, a reigning world champion, told reporters that she was satisfied with her performance given that her recent training has been below the bar. 'But I do still feel a little regret. This is the fourth silver medal China has won at the Winter Olympics in aerials, and we have always wanted to get a gold medal, but sadly I didn't get the chance,' Xu said.

China's three-time world champion and gold medal hopeful Li Nina had a brutal crash landing that left her motionless on the slope. The 31 year-old aerialist, who is also from Liaoning, whipped two full rotations around her first flip, coming in short for another flip as her left ski hit the slope, propelling her body into the ground.

China's aerial athletes had a strong shot of victory. Li claimed a silver medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games and in Turin in 2006, while Xu was crowned world champion in 2013 and won test events at the Sochi Games. Li finished these Olympics in Sochi just outside the medals in fourth position. Another Chinese skier, Cheng Shuang, was fifth.

Many athletes have struggled with the conditions at Sochi, noting that gradients have varied from typical training slopes. High temperatures in the mid-50's created soft, quickly melting, wet snow and wreaked havoc on otherwise smooth landings and courses. Russian skier Maria Komissarova broke her back and dislocated a vertebra during a practice session on the freestyle course Saturday.

China isn't leaving Sochi without bling. The country has pulled in two silver medals to date and three female Chinese athletes will be bringing back their gold to show off at home.

索契的滑道打碎了中国队在本届冬奥会自由式滑雪女子空中技巧项目上的金牌梦。

周五的决赛上,中国选手徐梦桃在落地时没能站稳,而之前在八进四的比赛中,她得到了101.08的高分。徐梦桃说,滑道感觉比正常情况下要陡。这位23岁来自辽宁的中国自由式滑雪空中技巧女队主力最终以83.50分的成绩摘取了银牌。而白俄罗斯选手楚佩尔(Alla Tsuper)以98.01的高分夺得金牌。

卫冕世界冠军徐梦桃告诉记者,她对自己在赛场上的表现感到满意,因为她最近的训练成绩一直不尽人意。但她说,我确实感到有些遗憾,这是中国队获得的第四枚冬奥会自由式滑雪女子空中技巧银牌,我们一直希望夺取金牌,而遗憾的是我没有抓住机会。

中国三次获得世界冠军、本届冬奥会夺金热门人选李妮娜在决赛中落地时重重摔倒,一度在滑坡上一动不动。这位来自辽宁的31岁老将腾空后的第二周转体没有完成,雪橇触及滑道,整个人重重摔在雪地上。

中国队在这个项目上有很强的夺金实力。李妮娜曾获得2010年温哥华冬奥会和2006年都灵冬奥会的银牌,徐梦桃是2013年世锦赛冠军,并且赢得了索契冬奥会资格赛。李妮娜在本届冬奥会最终憾失奖牌,获得第四名。另一位中国选手程爽位列第五。

索契的比赛设施让许多运动员都感到头疼,他们指出,比赛时的梯度与常用的训练坡度不同。当地约55华氏度的高温导致赛场的雪快速融化,变软变湿,同时也严重影响了运动员的发挥。俄罗斯自由式滑雪追逐赛选手科米萨洛娃(Maria Komissarova)在周六赛前适应性练习中不慎严重受伤,造成脊椎骨折。

当然,中国队不会空手而归。迄今为止,中国队已收获了两枚银牌和三枚金牌。这三枚金牌都是由女运动员获得的。

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