The first selection test of the 2018 Asian Games Gymnastics Project was held in Beijing from the 26th to the 27th. This test achieved the goal of open and transparent selection of talents for the society, and tested the results of the winter training of the national and local team athletes. Innovative.
The platform for this selection test is open to the athletes of the National Gymnastics Team. Individuals from the local team and individual athletes in the society can sign up. According to the rules of the 2018 Asian Games Gymnastics Competition and the Chinese team's team configuration requirements, male athletes participating in the selection and testing competition must participate in at least three competitions. The female athletes must participate in at least two competitions. In the two-day quiz, Zhang Yi, Mao Yi, and Liu Jieyu were among the top three in women's all-rounders; Xiao Ruo-teng, Zou Jing-yuan, and Lin Chao-peng were among the top three men in the all-around team.
“This quiz is an open and transparent selection of local teams and social talents. It draws on the selection methods of the United States and Japan. It is not exactly a competition test, but more emphasis on the strength and skill level of athletes. There are two national championships in May and two behind. The second quiz will continue to examine the athletes with the aim of selecting the most capable, best-possessed and best-equipped team to represent Chinese gymnastics in the Asian Games and World Championships.” National Gymnastic Team leader Ye Zhennan told reporters this time Earlier, the winter training of previous teams had only ended at the end of March, which was a big test for athletes. "Utilizing the leverage of selection and competition, we can also continuously improve the training level, especially the ability to train young and later candidates, and improve the overall level of the team."
Last year, world champions Xiao Ruo Teng and Zou Jingyuan participated in all six men's tests. The scores of the top two players are very close, with a difference of only 0.15 points. Xiao Ruo Teng commented on his own performance when he thought that the freedom exercise and the rings were slightly owed, and several other items were acceptable. “The parallel bars, pommel horses, horizontal bar, and freestyle exercises in this year’s winter training have added a little difficulty, which is about 0.8 higher than the all-around set of the World Championships in Montreal. The next step is to refine the details and quality of the game and strive for excellence.” Zou Jingyuan is recovering from a foot injury. After this year, this year's winter training will be filled with six items for the first time. He took out a set of difficulty 7.0 on his own strength parallel bars. The weaker freestylers and the horizontal bars played weaker. “Freedom and horizontal bars were newly added this year, and the stability of movement needs to be further strengthened, especially the landing stability of free exercise.” According to the arrangements in the team, Zou Jingyuan will participate in the Tokyo World Cup all-around match held in April. Japan's home team challenges all-round all-round masters. "Today's first pull of the hexadecimal, it's a bit messy. Afterwards, it's a bit more stable and the horizontal bar is cleaner."
The National Gymnastic Women's Team coach Wang Qunze believes that the Japanese women's team at the Asian Games may pose a great threat to the Chinese team. It is necessary to mobilize the enthusiasm of the team through such a test. "This winter training team has improved its ability to complete the test. From the point of view, the level of imagining is still not shown in the jump. The ups and downs have a certain degree of improvement.” The women's team also conducted a combination of interesting physical training after the test. “New training methods and ideas encourage players to try and express themselves more. In the past, Chinese girls were more introverted and did not dare to express their emotions. Now there are obvious changes. The players train and cheer on each other, and the atmosphere is more All right."
Fan Yilin, who participated in the two tests of uneven bars and balance beams, took out a set of difficulty 6.5 on his own strength bars. She overcame the problems of shoulder injuries and found the best status after World Championships. "This new experiment is similar to the rhythm of our outing. Some of the training methods are similar to those of the US team and they are very rewarding. After the test, everyone practiced physical fitness together and felt what they lacked, worked hard together and refueled. The atmosphere is very good.” Mao Yi with good performance is not satisfied with his vault and thinks there is still more room for improvement. “This quiz is stronger than before, but I can adapt. I like physical fitness very much. The atmosphere of such a large group during training is fueling each other so that everyone can work harder."