Torch bearer Wu Jingyu: Enjoy the Beijing Winter Olympics as a host

2022-05-29 0 By

“When I was involved in the Olympics as an athlete, I was always thinking about training, but this time I was involved as a torchbearer, especially in my own country, as a host country, and I think it was a very enjoyable experience.”Wu Jingyu, 29, is looking forward to experiencing the fresh atmosphere of the Winter Olympics as she takes part in the winter Olympics torch relay at the Badaling Great Wall on February 3.As the first female taekwondo athlete to compete four times at the Olympics, Wu jingyu won gold MEDALS in the women’s 49kg category at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics.She is now a member of the Athletes’ Committee of the World Taekwondo Federation and vice president of the Chinese Taekwondo Association.By hosting the Winter Olympics, Beijing will become a real “double Olympic city,” wu said. “That in itself is something to be proud of.”From athletes to torch, she admitted that she can go to enjoy the winter Olympics more leisurely atmosphere, this is not the same as before and feel, “won the gold medal is the most glorious moment in my career, as a sports worker, although I as a torchbearer, the audience to participate in this time, but I still can feel the body in it.”The torch relay in badaling Great Wall, Wu Jingyu think, the “Spring Festival” “Great Wall” and “winter” together, it may be said is “timing, geographical and human”, “winter Olympics held during the Spring Festival, in particular, as the most important traditional festival in China, at this point in time can let athletes all over the world to feel our tolerance, unity, hospitality culture.””As a cultural treasure of the Chinese nation, it is a great honor to relay the Great Wall on such a great building.”Wu jingyu said the torch relay not only conveys cultural connotations, but also conveys a sense of hope and faith, especially in the face of the new challenges posed by the ongoing global epidemic.Wu jingyu said she was and is looking forward to the Olympics.In the past, as an athlete, she expected every Chinese athlete to show their level without regret, and let the world feel the improvement of China’s competitive level.As an association administrator, she hopes the Winter Olympics will showcase China’s level of event organization and its national strength.Source: Beijing daily client | journalists Sun jie intern Yu Meilin process editor: U065 copyright statement: text copyright owned by Beijing news group, without permission, shall not be reproduced or adapted.