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Team China Olympians visit Macao
Team China’s Olympians visited Macao on 19 December for a three-day visit. They received a heroes’ welcome at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge by local students, after the athletes had spent 14 days in mandatory quarantine in Zhuhai following their visit to Hong Kong. The Olympians attended the celebratory flag-raising ceremony on 20 December to mark the 22nd anniversary of Macao’s return to Chinese administration.
Members of the 68-strong delegation included 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ double gold winner in men’s diving, Xie Siyi; gold medallist on the men’s rings, gymnast Liu Yang; gold medallist in women’s trampoline, Zhu Xueying; the first Chinese sprinter to reach an Olympic 100-metre final, Su Bingtian; table tennis Gram Slam winner, Ma Long; and the nation’s first Olympic gold medallist in women’s individual epee fencing, Sun Yiwen. Team China won a total of 88 medals – 38 gold, 32 silver and 18 bronze – last summer.
After meeting a host of young local athletes, community groups and taking in the best of Macao, the Delegation of Elite National Olympic Athletes left on 21 December.