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China Sports Weekly (2.5-2.11)

BEIJING, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — Here are the most recent Chinese sports activities headlines from the previous week:

1. China baggage 2 titles at Thailand Masters badminton event

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Chinese badminton workforce bagged the ladies’s singles and blended doubles titles on the Thailand Masters which resulted in Bangkok on February 5.

In the ladies’s singles ultimate, seventh seed Zhang Yiman outclassed teammate Han Yue 15-21, 21-13, 21-18 in an all-Chinese affair.

In the blended doubles ultimate, China’s Feng Yanzhe and Huang Dongping got here again from behind to beat Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yu-jung of South Korea 18-21, 21-15, 21-12. It was additionally a back-to-back victory for the Chinese pair after the Indonesian Masters.

2. Zhu Lin clinches first WTA tour singles title at Thailand Open

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China’s Zhu Lin received her first-ever WTA Tour singles title on the WTA 250 Thailand Open at Hua Hin, Thailand on February 5.

Zhu beat Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-4, 6-4 in her first ever WTA Tour singles ultimate look, which was one other profession breakthrough for the 29-year-old after she made it to the final 16 on the Australian Open final month.

The victory in Hua Hin additionally ensures her to crack the highest 50 for the primary time.

3. China takes 2 gold medals at Short-Track Speed Skating World Cup

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Chinese pace skaters confirmed good kind on the final day of the ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Dresden, Germany, profitable gold medals within the males’s 500m and males’s 5,000m relay.

Lin Xiaojun took the lads’s 500m gold medal for China in 41.329 seconds. Another Chinese skater Zhong Yuchen completed second in 41.549.

The Chinese workforce of Li Wenlong, Lin Xiaojun, Liu Guanyi and Zhong Yuchen received the lads’s 5,000m relay in six minutes 51.106 seconds, forward of Japan and Hungary.

4. China males’s basketball workforce to play World Cup qualifiers in Hong Kong

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China’s nationwide males’s basketball workforce is gearing up for the sixth window of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers at Tsuen Wan Sports Center in Hong Kong.

Having already booked a spot on the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup co-hosted by Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines, China will head into the final window by internet hosting Kazakhstan on February 23, earlier than taking up Iran three days later.

The workforce is coaching in Shanghai below the steering of head coach Aleksandar Djordjevic, who’s poised for his first match in cost three months after assuming the position.

5. Zheng breezes previous Kasatkina to succeed in WTA Abu Dhabi Open semis

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Chinese rising star Zheng Qinwen swept the highest seed and world No. 8 Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-1, 6-2 within the WTA500 Abu Dhabi Open girls’s singles quarterfinals on February 10.

Zheng, 20, chalked up her third profession Top 10 win, following her 2022 defeats of Ons Jabeur in Toronto and Paula Badosa in Tokyo.

Zheng will vie for her first singles ultimate ticket this season with Russian participant Liudmila Samsonova.

6. Chen Wenhao wins bronze in skeleton World Cup

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