First event of National Winter Games delayed by heavy wind

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016-1-9 18:14:32

The first event, ski jumping in the 13th National Winter Games of the People's Republic of China was postponed to Sunday because of heavy wind in Yabuli on January 9.

According to the schedule, the men's ski jumping event, with an entry of eleven athletes from three teams, was set at 10 am on Saturday.

But the organization committee gave notice to the athletes early in the morning that the event had to be postponed to 12am as the heavy wind might posing theat to athletes when jumping.

However, event was cancelled again at 11 o'clock and planned to be held at 8:30 on Sunday.

"There are different winds in different places in Yabuli, and we can only check the weather condition accurately right in the event field," the competition manager Cui Yingbo said.

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