News Website-HUTB Taekwondo Team Achieves Excellent Results in Chinese University Taekwondo Championships
The 17th Chinese University Taekwondo Championships, organized by the Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC) and hosted by the Zhangjiajie Municipal Bureau of Culture, Tourism, Radio, Television and Sports, took place in Zhangjiajie from May 24 to 30. This edition of the tournament set new records in terms of the scale of participation and the level of competition. A total of 185 universities from across the country participated, with over 1,500 athletes taking part. HUTB Taekwondo team members included Xie Huang, Man Lingyun, Wang Jiayun, Liu Jingying, Liu Xinyu, Zeng Shi, Pu Zuxin, Peng Xu, Deng Kai, and Zhang Qirui. They were accompanied by Coach Wu Yingguang and Teacher Zheng Yizhong.
The competition in this tournament was intense, and each weight category from our university had to go through two or even three rounds of matches to make it into the top eight. After four days of intense competition from May 26 to 29, Man Lingyun from our university's Taekwondo team won the silver medal in the women's 49kg category. Xie Huang and Wang Jiayun both won bronze medals in the women's 46kg and 53kg categories, respectively. In the overall eight weight categories, our women's team achieved a remarkable third place in the A-group national rankings with 1 silver and 2 bronze medals, earning the team the "Bronze Cup" in the group event. In addition, team members Deng Kai and Liu Xinyu both advanced to the top 16 in the men's and women's individual competitions, respectively. This being the first time the university team participated in a national tournament, they have left a profound impression on the competition and showcased the remarkable qualities of HUTB.
The HUTB Taekwondo team is one of the youngest sports teams, with the oldest member being a sophomore student. They constantly push their limits, persistently striving and growing along the way. "Like a rising phoenix, the youth shall soar, embracing stars and chasing the radiance of the sun". The university's Taekwondo team will continue to forge ahead, embarking on new journeys with determination. (Reported by the School of Sports and Health)