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Chinese young athlete reaches the 1000m Speed Skating Final
Date2017-09-06

Nanjing Daily (Journalist Zhu Yan) Yesterday WRG Speed Skating Junior Men 1000m Sprint Final was held in Nanjing Sports Training Center. Italian player Stefano Daniel won the championship. Though Chinese athlete Zhang Zhenhai reached the final, yet he only ranked the 8th due to exhaustion.


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Zhang Zhenhai is from Shandong Province who just turned 16. This is his first time to participate in World Championships after training for five years. Zhang has smaller figure compared with other athletes, which was a disadvantage for him. He repeatedly tried to skate forward but failed in the competition. And he got exhausted in the second half that could not follow the others paces, finishing at the eighth place.

 Zhang told the reporter that it was of great pressure for him to compete in WRG for the first time. Lacking competing experience is one reason for the unsatisfactory result.