The flag bearer of the closing ceremony is unveiled

2022-04-27 0 By

Olympic gold medalists Gao Tingyu and Xu Mengtao have been selected as flag-bearers for the Closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics, the Chinese delegation announced Monday, Xinhua News Agency reported.It is worth mentioning that Gao Tingyu also served as the flag bearer of the Opening ceremony of the Chinese delegation of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games with zhao Dan.Xu Mengtao and Gao Tingyu, 24, won the men’s 500m speed skating gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Feb 12 at the National Speed Skating Hall, making It the first time a Chinese man has won a gold medal in any speed skating event at the Winter Olympics.Gao Tingyu of China celebrates after winning the men’s 500m speed skating final at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games on February 12.According to the Information provided by the Chinese delegation, Gao Tingyu was born on December 15, 1997 in Yichun, Heilongjiang Province. She is a Chinese speed skater.Gao was selected to the Chinese speed skating team in 2016.At the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Gao Tingyu became the first Chinese male to win a speed skating medal at the Winter Olympics when he won the bronze medal in the men’s 500-meter race in 34.65 seconds.In February 2020, Gao set a personal best by clocking 34.282 seconds at the World Individual Speed Skating Championships.On September 26, 2021, he set a new national speed skating record of 33.83 seconds in men’s 500 meters at the China Cup Speed Skating Elite League.Meanwhile, after entering the Olympic season, Gao has been more consistent in World Cup races and has repeatedly skated under 34 seconds.Meanwhile, China’s Xu Mengtao won the women’s freestyle aerials gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Sunday night, giving China its fifth gold medal of the Games and equaling its best haul at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.China’s Xu Mengtao won the gold medal in women’s freestyle skiing aerials at the Beijing Winter Olympics on February 14.Source | CCTV news and xinhua