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China sends 82 athletes to PyeongChang Winter Olympics

(Xinhua)    07:38, February 01, 2018

The Chinese delegation headed to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongchang, South Korea has come together in Beijing, January 31, 2018. China is sending a delegation of 82 athletes and coaches to the games, with a shot at 55 medals in total. This marks the first time China will compete in the Bobsleigh and Skeleton events. [Photo: China Plus/ Li Jin]

The Chinese delegation headed to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongchang, South Korea has come together in Beijing, January 31, 2018. China is sending a delegation of 82 athletes and coaches to the games, with a shot at 55 medals in total. This marks the first time China will compete in the Bobsleigh and Skeleton events. [Photo: China Plus/ Li Jin]

China announced an 82-athlete team for the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games as the Chinese delegation was set up here on Wednesday.

Deputy chef de mission Yang Shu'an told reporters the Chinese athletes will compete in 55 events of 12 disciplines.

In Sochi, Chinese took home 3 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 2 bronze medals, placing 12th in gold medal tally.

For 2018 Winter Olympics, China's prediction foresees medals being potentially won in short track skating, figure skating and freestyle aerials skiing, with China also competitive in snowboarding and speed skating.

The 2018 Winter Olympics will open on February 9, feature 15 winter disciplines.

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