Ordos athlete smashes record at national games
Updated: 2019-05-28 Print
Ordos’ 20-year-old Su Zhanhua leads the field to triumph at the China National Track and Field Grand Prix in Jinhua city, Zhejiang province, on May 23. [Photo/WeChat account of Ordos News]
Ordos’ 20-year-old Su Zhanhua triumphed at the China National Track and Field Grand Prix in Jinhua city, Zhejiang province, on May 23.
The athlete emerged victorious in the 400-metre race with a time of 46.97 seconds, smashing his own record.
In the previous China National Track and Field Grand Prix staged in Huangshi, Hubei province, Su secured second place in the time of 47.71 seconds.
He is expected to be able to join the national team before the end of the year, if he can keep his times in the 400 meters within 47 seconds.
Su was born in Ordos in July 1998. In August 2014, he was picked to be a member of the athletics team when he studied at Ordos No 1 Middle School.
In the 2016 National Field and Track Competition for Middle School Students, he took gold with a time of 47.50 seconds, breaking the event’s record. His sporting prowess took him to Peking University, where he became the first middle school student in Inner Mongolia autonomous region to be enrolled there for his talent in running.
A victorious Su Zhanhua poses for a photograph with his physical education teacher at Ordos No 1 Middle School. [Photo/WeChat account of Ordos No 1 Middle School]