Xinhua News Agency, Hangzhou, September 24th (Reporter Ji Jiadong) On the 24th, the China team won all four matches on the first day of rugby sevens at the Hangzhou Asian Games, including three for the men and one for the women.
There are 20 teams participating in this competition, including 13 men’s teams and 7 women’s teams. The China men’s team, UAE, Afghan and Nepalese teams are in Group D, and there are only four teams in the group, which causes each team in Group D to play three games on the first day. China women’s team lives with Thailand and Kazakhstan in Group E.
On the morning of the same day, the China men’s team beat the Afghan team 52-0, and beat the Nepalese team 65-0 in the afternoon match. The China women’s team then beat the Kazakh team 33-7. In the last match of the day, the China men’s team beat the United Arab Emirates 42-10.
The China men’s team will face the Singaporean team in the men’s quarter-final on 25th, and the China women’s team will play the second group match with Thailand.
Lu Xiaohui, head coach of the China men’s team, said that the easy victory in the group stage shows that the team has not yet met the challenge, and today’s start is relatively ideal, hoping to perform better tomorrow.
The enthusiastic audience left a deep impression on the team that day. Lu Xiaohui said: "This is the first time I have seen so many people in the domestic football field, hoping to convey to the audience the image of daring to fight." (End)