Win!Chinese Winter Olympic Team gets off to a good start!
Good start!China’s Fan Suyuan and Ling Zhi beat Switzerland 7-6 in the first round of the mixed doubles curling tournament at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.The first round of the curling mixed doubles round robin kicks off at the Ice Cube at 20:05 tonight, the first event of the Winter Olympics.China’s mixed doubles fan Suyuan and Ling Zhi became the first Chinese athletes to compete at the Beijing Winter Olympics, taking on Switzerland’s Jenny Perret and Martin Rios.Mixed doubles (6th) is China’s highest ranking in the world in three curling events at the Winter Olympics.Fan Suyuan, born in 1996, and Ling Zhi, born in 1994, qualified for the Beijing Olympics after beating five couples based on their personal performance and winning percentage during a six-week trial in China.In fact, the two started to combine from the third week of the tryouts, and they didn’t stay together for long.Their opponents were Switzerland’s Jenny Perret/Martin Rios.Switzerland is a strong team with a high winning percentage in mixed doubles, currently ranked no. 2 in the world, and has won seven of the 13 world championships it has participated in.Why is curling full of “screaming” and “friction”?Curling is one of the seven sports at the Beijing Winter Olympics.In curling arena, often hear athletes issued “ha ha ha” “I I I” Shouting, and follow the curling athletes with ice brush crazy friction ice……In fact, “friction” and “scream” are to defeat the enemy.The team member in charge of the “scream” shouts to the ice wiping team member to give the “friction” command: hahaha — “Hurry!”Or short for Hurry hard, which means to wipe the ice quickly;Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa!Why “friction”?The ice surface of curling is special, with “drops of water”.Before the game, the ice maker uses a sprinkler-like tool to spray water evenly on the smooth surface of the ice. When the water condenses on the ice, it forms ice spots to increase the friction between the ice and the curling stone.The skater can use the ice brush to quickly rub and melt the ice on the track, thus forming a thin layer of water film, reducing the friction between the curling and the track, making the curling faster.On the ice track, the curling track thrown by the athlete is an arc. By rubbing the ice to melt the ice, the direction of the curling stone can be affected, and finally the curling stone arrives at the specified position.Seemingly simple “friction” can affect the outcome of almost every pot.Why do I need to scream for instructions?The standard curling arena is more than 40 meters long (the distance between the two end lines), the track is far, and four teams on four tracks play at the same time, if you do not shout, teammates may not hear clearly;The size of the shout can sometimes indicate how hard a teammate is rubbing the ice, and it can also play a cheering role, cheering for a teammate.Source: Beijing Daily wechat official account, People’s Daily app