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Urgent call for 'rejuvenation' of Chinese wrestling

(People's Daily Online)

13:23, February 05, 2013

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Key Words: Chinese wrestling; rejuvenation; sports; Shuaijiao
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"As a national sport, Chinese wrestling is being marginalized in China. Meanwhile, it is flourishing in countries like Germany, France and Italy." said Liu Shaohua, a noted scholar in sports field and member of the CPPCC Standing Committee of Inner Mongolia.

Chinese wrestling is one of the Chinese ancient sports dating far back 4,000 years ago. From 1970s to early 1980s, the famous Inner Mongolian wrestler Dong Yachen had led an overwhelming wrestling team in defeating international competitors, creating myth-making "Inner Mongolia era" and "Dong Yachen era". It is no exaggeration to say that Chinese wrestling was carried forward earliest in Inner Mongolia.

However, Chinese wrestling is facing challenges from international competitors. But as Chinese wrestling dropped out of the Olympic Games 2008, the game, which used to achieve glorious success, is now flourishing abroad instead.

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