China’s Athletic Supremacy: Now on Wheels

“We are going to get at least one gold medal,” Chinese sports official Huang Qiang said in

China Daily

, on the subject of China’s national roller-skating teams. Qiang was talking about this year’s

Asian Games

in Guangzhou, in which

speed roller-skating and figure roller-skating

will be

making their debuts

as medal sports.

China is stronger in figure roller-skating than in speed roller-skating, according to Qiang.

Other new medal sports in Guangzhou this November will include

men’s and women’s cricke



Chinese chess



, and a

version of ballroom dancing

known as