Trampoline made its debut at the Asian Games in Doha 2006 on
Monday, with China, Japan and Uzbekistan favored to win the two
China's Huang Shanshan and Zhong Xingping finished one-two in
the women's routines after the qualifying-round competition, with
67.00 and 65.90 points respectively over two routines.
Lu Chunlong and Que Zhicheng booked the top two positions in the
Huang, bronze medallist from the 2004 Olympics Games, needs to
find her form again if she intends to beat a field of experienced
gymnasts including Uzbekistan's Ekaterina Khilko, who was third in
qualification with 64.20.
World No. 1 Yasuhiro Ueyama of Japan is a technically sound
trampolinist who earlier this year became the male trampolinist
towin four consecutive world cup events.
China's Que Zhicheng rocketed through six doubles and three
triples in his routine. Que, who lives in east China's port city
Tianjin, has been in a top form on the 2005-06 world cup circuit,
winning a silver and two bronze in individual competitions.
"Ueyama's movement is of high stability," Que said. "My actions
are not in the same level with Ueyama. I need to give my best if
Iwant to win the gold medal tomorrow," said Que Zhicheng.
(Xinhua News Agency December 12, 2006)