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Local athletes medal
    2018-08-31  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

SHENZHEN-BORN twins Wang Liuyi and Wang Qianyi, along with the other members of their team, defended their title in the artistic swimming team event at the Jakarta Asian Games on Wednesday.

The team finished on top in the technical routine and added to their lead in the free routine, winning a total of 186.9395 points for the title.

Japan snatched the silver medals with 182.8690 points, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea came in third with 170.8475.

China has won the team event in artistic swimming at all previous Asian Games and swept all eight gold medals on offer in the sport since 2006.

Born in 1997 in Nanshan District, the twin sisters started training for synchronized swimming part-time at the age of 8 while studying at Shenzhen Nanshan Foreign Language School for eight years. They won a gold medal, China’s first ever, and a silver medal at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

In last year’s National Games, the twin sisters won the first gold medal for a Guangdong team.

After one year on the national team, the confidence and skills of the twin sisters have improved dramatically, according to Wang Jiuli, the twin sisters’ coach on the Guangdong provincial team.

The 21-year-old sisters have set their target for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

In the team event, Song Yiling, an athlete from Shenzhen, and her team members won the bronze medal in the women’s speed sport climbing event at the Asian Games.

The 17-year-old Song is a second-year student majoring in hotel management at Yuxin School. She started speed sport climbing at age 7 and was selected to the national team to train for the 2018 Asian Games this March.

(Han Ximin)

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