- CNTV English - CCTV News

China seek to continue domination at Universiade

08-01-2011 15:54 BJT

BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- China set up the biggest ever delegation for the 26th World University Games at Shenzhen on Monday to continue their domination at the biannual event.

A total of 505 athletes from 110 universities will compete in all the 24 events of the Universiade, which will be held for the first time in China from August 12-23.

A 400-over-member Chinese delegation won 22 gold, 21 silver and 15 bronze medals to finish second on the gold-medal standings at the Turkey Universiade in 2009.

China hope to stamp their position of the top three placings at their homeland when the form-up of the team was announced at the Beijing Sport University Monday morning.

More than 13,000 athletes and officials from 180 countries and regions will compete in the Universiade, the second international comprehensive competition to be held in the Guangdong Province in 10 months. Guangzhou staged the Asian Games in November.

China eye on a bunch of strong events to complete their medal haul, including women's soccer, women's volleyball, table tennis, badminton, shooting, chess, gymnastics, diving, weightlifting, judo and etc..

Most members of the delegation had began their training camp at Beijing 10 days ago. The delegation ensured that all the registered athletes are students of Chinese universities between 18-28 years old.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program