Beijing Winter Olympics | French delegation outlook: looking forward to repeat pyeongchang results ice dance event is the most stable gold point

2022-06-11 0 By

Xinhua News Agency Paris, February 3 (reporter Xiao Yazhuo)Thanks to the natural environment and climatic conditions, France has an enviable innate advantage in carrying out winter sports.The first Winter Olympics were held in France in 1924, followed by 1968 and 1992.In the Winter Olympics, The French team’s performance is not as good as that of Norway and other Nordic countries, but it has always maintained a top 10 medal level.Over the last two Olympic winter games, the French delegation of performance is very stable, two are won 15 MEDALS, even the medal distribution project are no much difference – in sochi in 2014, the French delegation in alpine skiing, Nordic combined total, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and gains some on ski jumping and so on six big;Four years later, in Pyeongchang, ski jumping was replaced by ice dancing in figure skating.Francois Fulkard of France reacts after winning the men’s 15km collective start of the Biathlon at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb 19, 2018.Xinhua News Agency reporter Lv Xiaowei photo can be seen that the Performance of the French team in the snow event is far better than the ice event, which is also related to the popularity of skiing in France and the heat.In Beijing, France sent 86 athletes to compete in 10 sports, including 50 men and 36 women.In a recent video interview with Xinhua, French delegation chef de mission and president of The French Ice Sports Association, Peisala, said that The French delegation is still dominant in the snow events, but there is a very strong hope of winning a gold medal in ice dancing this year.The overall goal for the delegation is to match the number of MEDALS won at the last Winter Games.”Papadagis and Citzeron are our favorites and have been the most competitive pair in ice dancing since the start of this Olympic cycle.They have also done very well this season and won a lot of titles, “peshara said.” They are very motivated and I am very optimistic that they will win a gold medal in Beijing.”France’s Nicolas Papadagis (l)/Ceseron poses during the award ceremony in Paris, France, March 23, 2019.Papadagis and Niszeron won the ice dance title at the 2019 Figure Skating World Championships in Saitama, Japan.Four years ago in Pyeongchang, France’s only ice medal came from Papadagis and Ceszeron, who won silver by less than a point, losing to Volteau/Moir of Canada.Peshara, also a former ice dancer, has a deep connection to China.As an athlete, she won the Figure Skating China Cup grand Prix three times, including two in Beijing.In an interview, she also recalled the Beijing Zoo near the Capital Stadium, saying it is a place she visits every time she competes in China because she loves pandas.Peshara was scheduled to fly to Beijing on February 2, but sadly, she tested positive for COVID-19 in a recent test and is now being quarantined.According to the French Olympic Committee, she may not start until it turns cloudy.In addition to ice dancing, France is also expected to win MEDALS and even gold MEDALS in traditional sports such as biathlon, cross-country skiing and alpine skiing.In biathlon, in particular, the French team, led by Olympic and world champions Jean-Pierre de Tier, Guillermo Ghigona and Jean-Pierre Bescon, is competitive in both the men’s and women’s events, despite being weakened by the retirement of legendary Athlete Richard Fulkard.Freestyle skier Roland and alpine skier Wally will lead the French delegation as flag-bearers at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics.Wally, 32, is a medal winner in the giant slalom, but Rowland, 32, was chosen as the flag-bearer more out of respect for her legacy.Roland of France (R) reacts during the medal ceremony after winning the bronze medal in the men’s halfpipe freestyle skiing event at the Sochi winter Olympics February 19, 2014.The Sochi Halfpipe bronze medalist suffered a serious injury in 2019, when he fell more than 10 meters during a training session, leaving him in a coma for three days and with multiple fractures.After a difficult recovery and training, Roland miraculously returned to the competition and qualified for the Beijing Winter Olympics.It is this unyielding sportsmanship that has earned Roland great respect in the French ski world.He was chosen to carry the flag of the French delegation, along with Wally.Editors: Ding Wenxian, Wang Hengzhi, Yu Sihui, Wu Junkuan