HUTB Martial Arts Team Honored with Gold Medals at 2nd Chinese University Student Martial Arts Long & Short Weapons and Taiji Push Hands Championship
The 2nd Chinese University Student Martial Arts Long & Short Weapons and Taijiquan Push Hands Championship, organized by the Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC), took place in Xiaogan, Hubei from April 14 to 19. A total of 75 representative teams from 56 universities across the country participated in the championship, with 456 athletes competing against each other. Our university's martial arts team was led by teachers Zhou Shengwen, Xiong Jun, and Liang Xian from the School of Sports and Health.
After four days of intense competition, our university's martial arts team achieved excellent results, including 1 gold medal, 1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal, and 4 fifth-place finishes. Teacher Zhou Shengwen was awarded the title of "Excellent Coach", and student Tu Junjie was recognized as an "Outstanding Athlete". Additionally, the university's martial arts team received the "Sportsmanship Award".
The university's martial arts team made their debut on the national martial arts stage in this competition, following their previous success of winning two gold medals at the provincial university games last year. Zeng Qianru and Zhang Qin showcased their skills in Taiji Push Hands, demonstrating the techniques of "ward off, rollback, press, push, pluck, split, elbow, lean" and won the championship in the Taiji Active Step Push Hands category. Tu Junjie and Lu Zhaofeng achieved the second place in the Men's Doubles Taiji Active Step Push Hands. Zhang Qin secured the third place in the Women's Taiji Push Hands in the 60kg weight category. Lu Zhaofeng, Shen Kun'er, Tu Junjie, and Zhang Qin also achieved fifth place in the Men's Taiji Push Hands in the 60kg weight category, Men's Short Weapons Combat in the 62kg weight category, Men's Short Weapons Combat in the 67kg weight category, and Women's Short Weapons Combat in the 59kg weight category, respectively.
In recent years, CPC HUTB Committee has attached great importance to the development of sports and health, and has vigorously promoted the construction of "Sports-oriented HUTB". As a result, significant achievements have been made. HUTB martial arts team was established in November 2020. It is based on the traditional sports base for ethnic minorities in Hunan Province and is coached by Dr. Zhou Shengwen, a national-level referee and senior coach. The martial arts team selects outstanding martial arts talents through university physical education classes. It has gradually expanded from an initial 6 athletes to 16 athletes. Through training during spare time and summer and winter vacations, organized by the School of Sports and Health, the team participates in intercollegiate exchanges and undergoes training in Dong'an, Hunan, known as the birthplace of martial arts. They fear no difficulties, bravely strive, and have earned a place among similar colleges and universities through unremitting efforts. (Reported by the School of Sports and Health)