Sichuan Li Lu defends the National Games Women’s Single Kayak Champion: This is the best gift for children
China News Service, Chengdu, September 10 (Reporter He Shaoqing) On the 10th, the women’s single kayak event of the 14th National Games of the 14th National Games won the first gold. Li Lu, an athlete from Sichuan Water Sports School, won the gold medal with an excellent time of 112.89 seconds.
As the “famous” of the Sichuan Kayak Slalom Team, Li Lu won the 2014 Kayak Slalom World Cup London competition and became the first Chinese world champion in the event. In 2016, Li Lu competed in the Rio Olympic Games as the only female Chinese kayaking slalom player and reached the semi-finals all the way. Although he failed to qualify for the finals, he has already achieved China’s best results in this event. In 2017, Li Lu won the 13th National Games champion.
Sichuan Li Lu defends the women’s single kayak champion at the National Games. Photo courtesy of the Sichuan Provincial Sports Bureau
Faced with the pressure of winning, the head coach Cao Yongliang said: “As long as Li Lu plays normally, he is invincible.” According to reports, slalom sports must be even in turbulent waters. Controlling the kayak freely in the countercurrent requires a lot of strength, so Li Lu pays special attention to strength training. Through long-term scientific training, Li Lu can push up to 105 kg in the bench press and 95 kg in the lying down, which is almost double her own body weight.
Li Lu competition scene. Photo courtesy of Sichuan Provincial Sports Bureau
In the previous semi-finals, Li Lu advanced to the final with first place. During the finals, she made some mistakes, but she quickly adjusted. In the end, she finished the game in 108.89 seconds, plus a 4-second penalty time, she ranked first with a total time of 112.89 seconds.
p > Li Lu competition scene. Photo courtesy of the Sichuan Provincial Sports Bureau
After successfully defending her title, Li Lu, who won the gold medal in the National Games, said with emotion: “Today is Teacher’s Day, and tomorrow is my child’s 3rd birthday. This gold medal is a gift The best holiday gift for them.”
After the women’s single kayak competition, Li Lu will also participate in the extreme kayak competition on September 12. (End)