Su Bingtian delivered a “recognition speech”: Olympic medals belong to national sprinters

Su Bingtian delivered a “recognition speech”: Olympic medals belong to national sprinters

2022-05-21 10:15:54Source: Xinhuanet

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, May 20 (Reporters Wu Junkuan and Zhang Yueshan) The International Olympic Committee announced on the evening of the 19th Beijing time that the Chinese men’s 4X100m relay team won the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics. As the leader of the Chinese relay team, “Asian trapeze” Su Bingtian expressed his speech through a video on the 20th, saying that the medal belongs to all the seniors who have worked hard for the Chinese sprint, and the medal belongs to everyone.

“I saw the news when we came together this morning. The Chinese men’s 4X100 meters (relay team) won the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics. This news is very surprising to me.” Su Bingtian said.

On August 6, 2021, in the Tokyo Olympics track and field men’s 4X100m relay final, Wu Zhiqiang, the fourth player of the Chinese team, is in the game.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Gang

At last year’s Tokyo Olympics, the Chinese men’s 4X100m relay team consisting of Su Bingtian, Xie Zhenye, Wu Zhiqiang and Tang Xingqiang ranked fourth in the final, with Italy, Britain and Canada taking the top three. After the game, the British team’s first baseball player Uja was found to have violated anti-doping regulations. On February 18 this year, the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued an announcement announcing that the silver medal won by the British team would be stripped. This also means that, as usual, the Chinese team will make up for the bronze medal. Since then, when Su Bingtian and his teammates can win the Olympic bronze medal and how they will receive the medal have become topics of concern to sports fans.

“It was finally announced today that our Chinese men’s relay team finally won the Olympic medal… It means a lot to us.” Su Bingtian said, “This medal is not just for the four of us, it should belong to the national team. For all the seniors who have worked hard and sweated in the sprint, this medal belongs to everyone.”

According to the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic medal re-issuance regulations, the athletes of the Chinese team can choose one of six ways as the ceremony for the replacement of the medals. The six ways include: at the next Olympic Games, at the Youth Olympic Games, at the IOC Headquarters or the Olympic Museum, at a National (Regional) Olympic Committee-related event, at an International Sports Organization-related event or through a private ceremony Award medals.

On August 6, 2021, Wu Zhiqiang, Su Bingtian, Xie Zhenye, Tang Xingqiang (from left to right) after the men’s 4X100m relay final in track and field at the Tokyo Olympics.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Lili

Although it has not yet been determined how the Olympic bronze medals won by the Chinese relay team will be distributed, Su Bingtian said that he believes that Chinese sprinters will have the opportunity to stand on the Olympic podium again in the future.

“The first step has been taken today. I believe that China’s future youth and more athletes in the future will give everything to stand on the podium of the Olympic Games.” Su Bingtian said, “I also see more Chinese athletes now. The possibility of sprinting together for our Chinese sprint!”

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