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ECNUers Ge Manqi and Lin Yuwei win gold at 19th Asian Games


On September 30th, Chinese sprinter Ge Manqi, a graduate student majoring in Physical Education and Training at ECNU, claimed the Women's 100m title at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Ge clocked a winning time of 11.23 seconds. Veronica Shanti Pereira of Singapore claimed silver with 0.04 seconds behind Ge, while Hajar Saad Saeed Saad Alkhaldi of Bahrain took the bronze in 11.35.

Later, on October 3rd, in the Women's 4x100m event, Ge Manqi, together with Liang Xiaojing, Wei Yongli, Yuan Qiqi clocked a winning time of 43.39 seconds for China. "There's still a gap with our peak performance, I believe we can further improve," said Ge. This was also Ge Manqi's second gold medal at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou.

On the evening of Oct. 1st, host hurdler Lin Yuwei, an undergraduate student majoring in Physical Education of the Class of 2019 at ECNU, triumphed with a personal best 12.74 seconds, which also met the entry standard of the Paris Olympics.

Congratulations to Ge and Lin! It is worth mentioning that these achievements represent not only the result of the painstaking training of these athletes but also ECNU’s successful practice of integrating sports and education to pursue excellence.

Source: Xinhua

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