Chinese lifters ready for best Olympic Show
Updated: 2004-08-09 11:32
The Chinese weightlifting
team displayed a strong confidence to have their best ever Olympic showupon
their arrival at Athens Sunday afternoon.
With smile on his face, Chinese gold medal hopeful Zhang Guozheng walked out
of the Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport after a 10-hour trip
with his teammates in achartered flight.
"I don't feel tired at all after the long-time flight. I am sure that our
team can give an even stronger performance in Athens," said the 69-kg class
The Chinese hercules collected five gold medals in Sydney, withthe strong
women taking a clean sweep of four golds on offer.
According to Ma Wenguang, president of Chinese Weightlifting Association, the
Chinese team expect to take at least four gold medals. "At the best, we hope to
collect six golds," he said.
"Our boys are determined to secure at least one gold. And if luck falls, they
may take away four while our girls are expected to bring home three to four
golds," he added.