Good psychology is one of the main factors contributing to
national champion Li Chengjiang's triumph in men's free skating
demonstration event at the 11th National Winter Games, his coach
Gao Haijun said in Qiqihar, Northeast China Thursday evening.
In a short interview with Xinhua soon after Li's performance,
the coach said: "His performance is okay and I am satisfied with
"He has been suffering from an illness over the past few months
and is still recovering from it," he added.
On Li's success, Gao said that psychology is the main
"His poor health and recent loss of father have not affected his
performance today. This shows he has good psychology," the coach
"Performance of technical skills is one thing and psychology is
another. More often than not, psychology plays a bigger part in
one's success," the middle-aged coach commented.
He also noted that the competition on the ice rink is becoming
tougher and more challenging than ever, a situation which demands
athletes to have better psychology, new techniques and stable
Li Chengjiang, an athlete representing Changchun, capital city
of China's northeast Jilin Province, came out first in the event
with a score of 102.10 points.
(Xinhua News Agency January 18, 2008)