At 9:36 am on July 20th, local time in Sweden, the long distance race of the World University Orienteering Championships began. Lai Jiewei, the first athlete to represent the Chinese team, set off at 10:12. He is also the best performance among the 4 Chinese male players. He completed the 11990m long distance race in 1 hour, 41 minutes and 34 seconds, which took 30 minutes and 18 seconds longer than the first place, ranking 76th; and the female In terms of the team, Yang Yang, who had the best performance, ranked only 81st. The 7660m race took 1 hour, 48 minutes and 18 seconds, which was a difference of 48 minutes and 09 seconds from the championship. There is a significant gap between the Chinese team and the strong European teams, such as Sweden, Switzerland, and Finland.
However, since the domestic long distance races are only 7 or 8 kilometers long; and there is a big gap between Europe’s terrain, geomorphology, athletes’ physical fitness, physical conditions, and other objective aspects. Therefore, in today’s races, athletes are mainly Feeling is the main thing, "Today’s performance is not the most important thing. Our players mainly need to control their rhythm, run basic skills, and complete the game with a relaxed attitude. But the “relaxation” here does not mean that we don’t pay attention to it. In the competition, instead of putting down the burden of performance, you can see and learn more. After running, you can have some insights. Therefore, all the 8 players who participated in the competition today completed the game within the effective time. Firstly, they defeated the self, which is a kind of transcendence of the self. ; Secondly, after everyone comes back, they have a more objective understanding and ideas about their own technology and details of the progress, so we won't come to this game in vain." Coach Tang Wanhui said.