What to watch for on May 5: Rush!The Chinese team has its first gold point

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Xinhua News Agency Beijing, February 4 (reporter Zhang Zewei)The curtain has risen and the show is on.Six gold MEDALS will be awarded at the Beijing Winter Olympics, the first competition day after the opening of the games on May 5.Cross-country skiing is expected to produce the first gold medal of the Beijing Games, while China’s short-track speed skating team will go all out for its first gold of the Games in the mixed team relay.Members of China’s short track speed skating team train at the Capital Gymnasium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 1, 2019.The women’s cross-country skiing double chase (7.5km traditional technique + 7.5km free technique) was held at the National Cross-country Skiing Center on Sunday afternoon, which is expected to produce the first gold medal of the Beijing Winter Olympics.The Nordic countries of Norway and Sweden, cross-country skiing powerhouses, are eager to win their first gold medal.Norway’s Te Johaug, who missed out on pyeongchang, hopes to win her fourth Olympic gold medal in Beijing.But she will face a strong challenge from Swedes, including defending champion Charlotte Kalla.The final of the short track mixed relay will be held on the same night.Although this event is the first time to enter the Olympic family, but with wu Dajing, Ren Ziwei, Fan Kexin and other outstanding athletes, China is strong, after the previous series of short track speed skating World Cup outstanding record, is expected to win the first Gold medal for The Chinese delegation of this Winter Olympics.Jin Shantai (l), head coach of China’s short-track speed skating team, talks with Wu Dajing (R) during a training session in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 1, 2018.Of course, South Korea, Hungary, the Netherlands, Canada and other traditional powers of short track speed skating, this new gold medal is full of expectations.Short track speed skating is more about skill than mentality.I hope Chinese athletes adjust their attitude and pack light.The gold medal in women’s 3,000-meter speed skating will be decided at the National Speed Skating Center ice Ribbon.Han Mei and Ahenar Adak will represent China in the competition, aiming to fire the first shot for the Chinese speed skating team.Irene Schoten of the Netherlands and Francesca Lorobbrigida of Italy are strong contenders for the gold medal.The National Ski Jumping Center “Snow Ruyi” will produce the women’s individual standard platform gold medal.Dong Bing and Peng Qingyue, the newcomers of China’s Winter Olympics ski jumping team, are aiming for a personal best.Japan’s Takasaro Takasaro, the third-place finisher in Pyeongchang, is the favorite to win the event after jumping the maximum distance of 104 meters in official training before the games.Peng Qingyue of China competes during an official training session on the women’s standard platform of ski jumping at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, Capital of China, Feb. 3, 2018.Freestyle skiing will usher in the men’s moguls final.Canada and the United States are the undisputed Kings of freestyle skiing, and Michael Kingsbury is expected to take the men’s moguls hardware for Canada.China’s Zhao Yang is the first Chinese moguls athlete in the Winter Olympics. He ranked 28th in the first round of the qualifying round on March 3. Whether he can make it to the final depends on his performance in the second round of the qualifying round on March 5.Biathlon will be decided on the same day, the mixed relay 4 x 6 km gold, this is still the Nordic countries, Norway, Sweden have a number of experienced and capable athletes, will compete in the event.