Original title: Is there a country in the history of the Olympic Games that has won the championship of a certain event and has never changed ownership so far?
The Tokyo Olympics has entered its fifth day. The most intuitive impression left by the Chinese audience is that some of the so-called strong events are no longer strong, and some of the weaker events are still weak. . The result of this is that China was able to lead the gold medal list for a long time, but now it has been surpassed by Japan and the United States in just four game days. Of course, this is also the inevitable result of the development of sports. No one is a victorious general, and no country can always occupy a dominant position. However, in the 100-year history of the Olympic Games, the champions of 4 events have never changed hands, and they have been taken over by China, South Korea, and Russia.
The first is the women's table tennis singles. Table tennis became an Olympic event for the first time in the 1988 Olympics. At that time, the strength of national table tennis was far from that of later ones, and there was no so-called "big devil". However, in individual events, the national table tennis is indeed the world's top level, which is represented by women's singles. Chen Jing was the first national table tennis player to win the Olympic women's singles championship. After that, Deng Yaping achieved two consecutive championships in 1992 and 1996. Wang Nan won the first prize in Sydney in 2000, and Zhang Yining won 2004 and 2008. In the women's singles champion, Li Xiaoxia and Ding Ning won gold medals in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. In this Olympics, Chen Meng and Sun Yingsha will attack the gold medal and defend the national table tennis women's singles honor.
Followed by women’s team archery. In South Korea, archery is a national sport just like our table tennis. The overall strength of the Korean archery team is therefore very strong, represented by women's archery. Since the 1988 Olympics, the women's archery team became a competition event, the South Korean women's archery team has never let the champion fall. On July 25, the South Korean women's archery team swept the Russian team to win the championship with a total score of 6:0, achieving the feat of nine consecutive Olympic championships. It is worth mentioning that in the field of women's individual archery, Chinese player Zhang Juanjuan once won the 2012 Olympic Games, breaking the long-term monopoly of the South Korean team.Expand the full text
The third is rhythmic gymnastics. Before the rise of gymnastics in China, the United States and other countries, Russian gymnastics was the real Olympic hegemon, and they also occupied a dominant position in the field of artistic gymnastics. Rhythmic gymnastics is divided into collective and individual events. In the 1988 Olympic Games, the collective all-around and individual all-around events were added. The former Soviet Union won the championship in one fell swoop. After that, Russia "takes over" the event. Since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, they have never lost this sport. Gold medal.
Finally, synchronized swimming. Perhaps the Russians are born with their own artistic cells. In addition to occupying a dominant position in the field of rhythmic gymnastics, they are also invincible in synchronized swimming. In the 2000 Olympics, synchronized swimming was divided into duo and group events. After that, Russia won all the championships. It is worth mentioning that Russia is famous for its beautiful women, and synchronized swimming can be said to have the highest average appearance among all athletes in the Olympic Games. It is conceivable that when the Russian synchronized swimming team debuts, the audience will be eye-catching.
Up to now, the women’s archery team of this Olympic Games has decided the championship, table tennis women’s singles, rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming The project is still in progress. We will wait and see whether China and Russia continue to achieve gold medals, or whether a dark horse that breaks the monopoly has emerged.
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