[摘要]The 2016 World Badminton Badminton Asian Championships for the Disabled kicked off on the 24th at the China Disabled Sports Management Center in Beijing. 144 athletes with physical disabilities from 11 countries and regions will compete fiercely in the four-day competition.
China News Service, Beijing, November 24 (Reporter Wang Xi) The 2016 World Badminton World Para Badminton Championships kicked off on the 24th at the China Disabled Sports Management Center in Beijing, with 144 physical disabilities from 11 countries and regions. The athletes will compete fiercely in the four-day competition. A total of 34 Chinese athletes will participate in the competition.
World Badminton Para Badminton Asian Championship
There are five major events in this competition: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles, and 22 sub-events are set according to the category and classification of disabilities.
The Para Badminton Asian Championships are held every two years and are the highest level of Para badminton events in Asia. The purpose of hosting this event is to build a platform for international exchanges for the development of badminton in China, and to provide athletes with opportunities for international classification and competition.
Former world champion and national player of the Chinese badminton team, Dong Jiong is currently the head coach of the Chinese para badminton team. He told reporters that although the Tokyo Paralympic Games are still nearly four years away, this competition is an important training for the Chinese para badminton event to prepare for the Tokyo Paralympic Games. “Time flies quickly. I think time is actually Very nervous,” he said.
In Dong Jiong’s view, people with disabilities have a certain sense of inferiority in their hearts. Participating in sports and playing games can make them happy and confident, which is very beneficial to physical and mental development. At present, Dong Jiong has been in contact with badminton for the disabled for nearly 7 years. In his opinion, compared with badminton training for able-bodied people, badminton training for disabled people is quite different and faces more difficulties. Especially for wheelchair badminton, Dong Jiong himself even sits in a wheelchair to experience the feelings of disabled athletes. “The training method is completely different. A healthy person can exercise cardiopulmonary function by running, while wheelchair athletes must pass. Strength exercises such as shaking the wheelchair can achieve the purpose of exercising cardiopulmonary function.”
This is the first time that the Chinese Paralympic Badminton Team has participated in the Asian Championships. Dong Jiong said that after the Rio Paralympics, the Chinese Paralympic Badminton Team has just been established for more than 20 days. Three-quarters of the players are newcomers. It also faces problems such as lack of competition opportunities and lack of experience. Dong Jiong said frankly that the old rivals of the Chinese team, Japan and South Korea, sent the main players in this event. Although the host is the host, the Chinese team has certain advantages in the women’s group and other groups are participating for the first time. (Finish)