Win!Winter Olympics, off to a good start!

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Good start!China beat Switzerland 7-6 in the first round of curling mixed doubles at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.Chinese curling team Fan Suyuan and Ling Zhi prepare to compete in Beijing, Feb 2, 2018.Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Xu on February 2, The Chinese team players Ling Zhi (rear top), Fan Suyuan (rear middle) in the competition.Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Xiaobang on February 2 at 20:05, curling mixed doubles round robin competition in the first round of the ice Cube, which is the first event of the Winter Olympics began.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.Chinese players Ling Zhi (R) and Fan Suyuan compete in a competition in Beijing, Capital of China, Feb. 2, 2018.Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Xiaobang photo “everyone happy New Year, happy New Year!”Walking into the mixed mining area, the Chinese curling pair Ling Zhi and Fan Suyuan, who had just narrowly defeated the strong Swiss opponent, did not wait for reporters to ask questions, and even sent New Year greetings.In the extra frame, Fan Suyuan played steadily with her final shot to help China secure the victory.She said, very excited before the game, excited, but before the last pot did not think much, play out of the usual training of the normal level.”We play nine innings by default in every game, and we prepare the hardest.”LingZhi said.Chinese players Ling Zhi (L) and Fan Suyuan compete in a competition in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 2, 2018.Xinhua News Agency reporter huang Xiaobang (Xinhua) “Today is our first game, also the first game of the whole delegation.We came into the game thinking that we must get off to a good start in the first game of the New Year, and then play every ball with that mentality.””Said Fansuyuan.China played well in the first half, stealing points in succession and making their experienced opponents look impatient.But The Chinese team in the sixth set of setbacks, opponents scored three points in the lead.The two Chinese players encouraged each other and quickly stabilized the situation, forcing their opponents into consecutive errors in the seventh game.”Every team has mistakes,” he said. “The key to allowing our teammates to make mistakes and our opponents to outperform is to stabilize ourselves.”LingZhi said.The Chinese team is at a disadvantage in terms of experience in a winter Olympics packed with strong teams.Ling Zhi and Fan Su yuan said that the next game to continue to “fight”.”Every team is not easy for us and we have to play every game with our best.LingZhi said.Chinese players Ling Zhi (L) and Fan Suyuan compete in a competition in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 2, 2018.Among the three curling events in the Winter Olympics, China’s world ranking is the highest in mixed doubles (sixth).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: Xinhua News Agency, People’s Daily, Beijing Daily)