Rio de Janeiro: China blamed extreme foe for their Rio wave and betrothed to inspect their “shortcomings” after slumping to their misfortune Olympic opening in 20 years.
China sent 410 athletes, their biggest group during a unfamiliar Olympics, though by a penultimate day they had won usually 26 bullion medals, their fewest given Atlanta 1996.
Worse, China trailed not usually a United States though also Britain on a medals table, a fact that has stirred splutterings of indignation in Chinese media.
China surfaced a list in 2008 and were second in 2004 and 2012, though Chinese Olympic cabinet arch Liu Peng pronounced rising standards had taken them by surprise.
“There are a few problems we can't overlook. In a Rio Games we didn’t win so many medals… we didn’t consider objectively a hurdles we competence face during these Games,” pronounced Liu.
“In new years some-more countries have trustworthy significance to a Olympic Games, so a turn of play internationally has come adult and a foe has turn fierce.
“We need to occupy a new genius and new bargain how to urge a performances and ability. We need some-more practice and learning.”
Liu pronounced unawareness quite had cost China, whose group was immature with three-quarters of them competing during their initial Olympics.
“We have lerned these athletes though a training isn’t enough,” he said.
“Because when these athletes are confronting extreme foe and hurdles they have to too most to consider about and too many mental burdens and they didn’t play during their top level.”
But he had comfortable difference for swimmer Fu Yuanhui, whose bubbly celebrity and straightforward comments — rare for a Chinese contestant — won hearts during home and abroad.
“Her happiness, starting from a bottom of her heart, entirely demonstrated her suggestion to continue to plea herself and grasp excellence,” pronounced Liu.
“This is something that overwhelmed audiences on a really deepest level. Her ‘prehistoric strength’ as she put it entirely demonstrated a complicated Chinese athletes: they’re confident, they’re active and they’ve entirely pulling forward.”
Liu also praised China’s athletes for competing in a right suggestion and not appearing unfortunate to win during all costs.
“We have entirely demonstrated a Chinese spirit. We’re not conceited when we win, we don’t give adult simply and we continue to essay forward,” he said.