Team China won 9 golds, 4 silvers, and 2 bronzes in the successfully concluded Beijing Winter Games.
What makes us proud is that 5 golds, 2 silvers, and 1 bronze were claimed by the BSU Team of faculty, students, and alumni with historical breakthroughs in various events.
At the Beijing Winter Games, BSU Champion Class students Fan Kexin, Qu Chunyu, Wu Dajing, Ren Ziwei, and Zhang Yuting won the gold for China in the short track speed skating 2,000m mixed team relay;
Ren Ziwei, a graduate student of the BSU 2021 Champion Class, won the gold in the men's 1,000m short track speed skating final;
Xu Mengtao, a BSU Ph.D. student from Class of 2019, clinched gold at the women's freestyle skiing aerials final;
BSU alumni Qi Guangpu won the championship in the freestyle skiing men’s aerials final;
Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, students from the Champion Class of BSU, won the gold in the pair figure skating.
Li Wenlong, an undergraduate student of Class 2020 from the China Ice Sports College of BSU, won the silver medal in the men's 1,000m short track speed skating final;
Xu Mengtao (BSU Ph.D. student from Class of 2019), Jia Zongyang, and Qi Guangpu (BSU Champion Class graduates) won the silver in the freestyle skiing mixed team aerials final;
BSU Champion Class students Fan Kexin, Zhang Yuting, Qu Chunyu, Han Yutong, together with their teammate Zhang Chutong, won the bronze medal in the short track speed skating women's 3,000m relay final.
Behind the front-line coaches and athletes were the technical officers, translators, medical staff, volunteers, and other service support personnel from BSU who have devoted every effort to the Games. They have all brought glory to the nation and the university.
A total of 485 volunteers from the BSU faculty and students delivered their services in Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou competition zones in terms of sports events, media operations, award ceremonies, liaisons, etc. Besides, some 320 faculty and students performed in the opening and closing ceremonies in the National Stadium at the Beijing Winter Games.
23 faculty members and students worked as referees and technical officers in Bobsleigh, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Alpine Skiing, Luge, Speed Skating, and other events.
BSU has organized 47 interdisciplinary teams in science and technology, sporting training and competition as well as medicine to support the scientific and technological training of the national teams in the Winter Games. These teams served in such areas as physical training and test, sports rehabilitation physiotherapy, psychological consultation, physiological and biochemical technology analysis, sports performance analysis, and sports nutrition guidance.
The National Ice and Snow Sports Training and Research Base of BSU is so far the most well-equipped and highly technical base of its kind in China. It has played an important role in technology-assisted sports training, which paved the way for the preparation work of the Winter Games. The base has also been fully utilized for the training and competition of the national teams. All these efforts broke new ground in the scientific and technological research of sports.
With years of hard work, BSU has played its due role in the Winter Games in terms of talent training, preparation for the Games, major scientific breakthrough, international exchanges in winter sports, volunteer service, cultural exchanges in the Winter Games as well as the campaign of bringing 300 million people into ice and snow sports.