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What are Chinese more glad to see than gold medals?

By Mao Jing and Guo Rong ( Updated: 2016-08-22 14:41


What are Chinese more glad to see than gold medals?

Alex Hua Tian of China riding Don Geniro jumps through the water during the preliminary of eventing individual cross country in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 8, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

Alex Hua Tian won 8th place in the Olympic equestrian event and made a breakthrough in this event for China.


Duan Jingli's bronze is the first Olympic medal for China in the women's single sculls.


Zhang Wenxiu threw 76.75 meters to add a silver medal of the women's hammer to the bronze she won in London four years ago, achieving the best in the class.

Although Su Bingtian and Xie Zhenye, clocking 10.08 sec and 10.11 sec, were eliminated in the men's 100m semifinals, they made the best performance ever.

Dong Bin won historical bronze of men's triple jump after jumping 17.58 meters on his first attempt and failing to make a mark for the rest of the competition.

For the very first time, Xue Changrui has gained the 6th place in the men's pole vault final.

The Chinese team of Tang Xingqiang, Xie Zhenye, Su Bingtian, Zhang Peimeng was fourth in men's 4x100m relay to make the best at Olympic Games.

Synchronized swimming

What are Chinese more glad to see than gold medals?

China's Huang Xuechen (left) and Sun Wenyan compete during the synchronized swimming duet free routine at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 16, 2016. [Photo by Wei Xiaohao/]

Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyan got second highest score of 192.3688 to win a silver medal in duet synchronized swimming, the team's best result at Olympic Games.

Marathon Swimming

Zu Lijun and Xin Xin both got the fourth place in the men's and women's 10km open water event, making the game's best results in Chinese history.


Zhao Shuai won the men's under-58kg Olympic taekwondo title in Rio, making history to bring China's first Olympic gold medal in men's taekwondo. Zheng Shuyin of matched her boyfriend Zhao Shuai's Olympic feat when she won the gold medal in the women's +67kg taekwondo competition at the Rio Games.


Feng Shanshan clinched the first medal for Chinese golfers at the Olympic Games after the final round of women's event.

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