China's coach Dustin Wilson said on Friday that Chinese
freestyle aerials team is bidding to win two or three medals in the
upcoming Turin 2006 Winter Olympics.
Dustin revealed the medal target after Chinese skier Wang Jiao
won the gold medal of the third stop of the freestyle aerials FIS
World Cup in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin
"We work very hard on the men's program. But women's team has
more chances. So we will focus on the women in order to win the
gold," said Dustin who has been coaching China's freestyle team for
With his technical guidance, Li Nina became the first Chinese to
win an FIS World Cup Grand Prix and overall title as well as
China's first gold medal at the 2005 world championships in
"With Nina's success last year, it is a good start of all and
build our confidence. Everybody became very strong as well as the
whole team," Dustin said.
Meanwhile, Dustin pointed out the disadvantage of the Chinese
team, saying that some of Chinese skiers had not had a lot of
When asked about China's main rivals in Turin Olympics, Dustin
said they are mainly from Switzerland, Belarus and Australia.
The fourth stop of the FIS World Cup series will be also held in
Changchun on Sunday.
"We have great jump. We have excellent training. We will be back
on Sunday and put on another show. We will both come back strong
with their work today," Dustin said.
(Xinhua News Agency December 19, 2005)