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Cyclists' Peking Opera helmets steal the show in Rio
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Date: 2020-03-25
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So far, China has bagged 13 gold, 10 silver and 14 bronze medals.On Day 7, Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi helped secure China its first cycling gold at the women's team sprint event.



The exquisite Peking Opera facial makeup painted on Chinese cyclists’ helmets stole the limelight in Friday’s final of the women's team sprint at the Rio Olympic Velodrome.




China's Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi won the gold medal – the country’s first Olympic cycling gold - and set a new world record of 31.928 seconds in the first round.




Previously, China won two silvers and one bronze in cycling at the 2012 London Olympics and one bronze at Beijing 2008.


China sweeps more medals on Day 7 of Rio Olympics




Team China claimed two gold, two silver and three bronze medals on Friday, the seventh day of the Rio Olympics, bringing the total number of medals to 37. So far, China has bagged 13 gold, 10 silver and 14 bronze medals.




On Day 7, Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi helped secure China its first cycling gold at the women's team sprint event. The pair set a new world record of 31.928 seconds in the first round after breaking an Olympic record in the qualifying round.



Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi


In the men's 20-kilometer walk, Wang Zhen clinched the first place, while Cai Zelin came second. This is also the first time for China's track and field team to win both the gold and silver medals in the Olympics.



Wang Zhen



Cai Zelin


And in the men's 85kg weightlifting, China's Tian Tao took a silver medal, while Iran's Kianoush Rostami broke world record and won gold.



Tian Tao


In the women's trampoline event, China's Li Dan secured a third place, while Canadian Rosannagh Maclennan defended her title.



Li Dan


In the women’s lightweight double sculls, China’s Huang Wenyi and Pan Feihong won bronze and it is the country’s first medal in a rowing event in Rio.



Huang Wenyi and Pan Feihong


In women's +78kg category of Judo, China's Yu Song defeated South Korea's Kim Minjeong and won bronze.



Yu Song


Currently, the United States still ranks first on the medal table with 20 gold, 13 sliver and 17 bronze medals, followed by China and Great Britain.

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