Win a championship! Zibo girl Zhang Jiale won the gold medal for the Chinese team
On April 27th, in the women's hammer throw competition of the 5th Asian Youth U18 Athletics Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Zibo Sports School's transport athlete Zhang Jiale performed outstandingly, winning the gold medal for the Chinese team with a score of 66.81 meters.
As for her performance in this competition, Chi Zhaodong and Du Beibei, the enlightening coaches of Zhang Jiale, track and field coaches of Zibo Sports School, said that the athletes had just finished their winter training and were not in the best condition. In addition, the adjustment of equipment weight before the competition also had an impact on the technical performance of the contestants. The women's hammer throw event is a key event for China's track and field to hit the Olympic Games and the World Championships. Zhang Jiale is still young, He is also a young athlete who is currently a key focus of the national track and field team. He hopes that Zhang Jiale can continue to make efforts and win more honors for the country, Shandong, and Zibo.
Zhang Jiale, born in October 2006, was selected from Zhangdian No. 7 Middle School into Zibo Sports School in October 2019, and transferred to the track and field team of Weihai Sports Training Center in Shandong Province in April 2022. In the same year, he was selected into the Chinese track and field training team, becoming the youngest athlete in training in the Chinese track and field hammer event team and learning from Ye Kuigang, the head coach of the Olympic team in the hammer event, Train on the same team as renowned Chinese women's hammer throw athlete Wang Zheng (runner up in the women's hammer throw event at the 2022 Tokyo Olympics).