In the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Chinese athletes got good grades. At the same time, Beihang ski team also achieved success in the National College Students Ski Competition in Jilin.
From February 26 to 28, the 4th National College Students Ski Competition and the final of tryout for the 29th Winter Universiade was held in the Lake Songhua Resort in Jilin. This competition is a top-level college students ski game, representing the highest level of college students skiing. The competition is divided into men and women alpine skiing giant slalom and snowboard giant slalom.
After the preliminaries, 131 athelets coming from 23 universities took part in the final competition in Jilin. Beihang ski team got the second place in the team total score and the skis alpine giant slalom. Tang Chenchen, a junior student from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, won third place in women’s skis alpine giant slalom and entered the National Training Team for the 29th Winter Universiade. Sun Xiaochuan, a teacher from the Department of Sports in Beihang, won the prize of excellent coach. Beijing Union University and Peking University won first place and third place in group total score respectively. Heihe University won the champion in alpine skiing giant slalom.
Photos of Beihang Ski Team in the Competition
Prize Presentation for the Second Place in Group Total Score (the left one is teacher Bai Lin)
Prize Presentation for the Second Place in the Skis Alpine Giant Slalom (the left one is teacher Sun Xiaochuan)
President Xi Jinping has raised the great goal that let three hundred million people attend ice and snow sports. Actually, before China’s promotion of ice and snow sports, Beihang had made great contributions to the development of ice and snow sports in universities. In 2007, Beihang actively attended the ski teaching activity held by Beijing University Sports Association, producing the first teachers and students who love ice and snow sports. In 2014, Beihang Ski Association was established. Every year, Beihang selects students to build Beihang ski team to attend Beijing and national university alpine ski competition. This year is the 12th year of Beihang’s participation.
The development of Beihang ski team cannot be achieved without teachers’ guidance and help. Sun Xiaochuan started skiing in Beihang in 2007. He has groomed many Beihang students who love skiing, and also won the prize of excellent coach in many competitions.
Bai Lin, a teacher from the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, has joined Beihang ski team for only 3 years, but he has great skiing skill. He pays great attention to basic skills and often demonstrates the techniques for team members. Under his guidance, Beihang has achieved remarkable success in recent years’ skis alpine giant slalom.
Sun Xiaochuan was fixing a snowboard for team members
Bai Lin’s demonstration
In this year’s competition, Beihang ski team consisted of 12 students from 11 schools in Beihang. Under the support of Beihang Communist Youth League Committee, the Department of Sports and Students’ Association Union, team members overcame many difficulties, like limited training time and injuries.
Among these members, Fang Xiang, a student from the School of Economics and Management, attended the 28th Winter Universiade in 2017. He joined Beihang ski team in his sophomore year and got good grades in the 2nd National College Students Ski Competition, which made him a member of National Tranning Team for the 28th Winter Universiade. Fang Xiang ranked first among all the Chinese players in this game.
In the future, Beihang will continue to promote ice and snow sports and cultivate more talents.
Fang Xiang was interviewed in the 28th Winter Universiade
2011-2018 Beihang ski team photos
Reported by Wang Chuhan and Bai Lin
Edited by Shi Yue
Translated by Liu Xinrui