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China makes history in Vancouver

2010-03-02 08:55 BJT

Special Report: 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games |

The Vancouver Olympic games were all about firsts and breakthroughs. China sent a team well equipped to compete with other leading winter sport nations such as the US, Canada and the Scandinavian countries. With a total of 5 golds, 2 silvers and 4 bronze medals, Chinese nationals the world over can be proud of the best placed finish ever at a snow covered Olympiad.

After injuries and time away from the sport - the King and queen of the ice rink made one last appearance at a games. The married paring of Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo pulled out all the stops with a near flawless performance - gliding to gold in pairs figure skating. The medal would be China's first gold in Winter games figure skating history.

China's Sun Linlin (L), Wang Meng (2nd L), Zhou Yang (front in R) and Zhang Hui celebrate after the women's 3000m relay final of short track speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, Feb. 24, 2010. China's team won the title of the event with a world-record-breaking time 4:06.610. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)
China's Sun Linlin (L), Wang Meng (2nd L), Zhou Yang (front in R) and 
Zhang Hui celebrate after the women's 3000m relay final of short track 
speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, 
Feb. 24, 2010. China's team won the title of the event with a 
world-record-breaking time 4:06.610. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)