Cover exclusive | “King of Hardware” Zou Kai carrying the Torch of the Winter Olympics in Badaling: Participating in the Beijing Olympic Games twice is a good memory for a lifetime

2022-05-04 0 By

The Torch relay for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games started in Badaling on February 3, one day before the opening ceremony. The 1.47-kilometer relay was completed by 40 torchbearers.Zou Kai, the Olympic “king of hardware” and director of gymnastics department of Sichuan Sports Vocational College, is also among them.As the fourth torchbearer of the torch relay, Zou Kai successfully completed the torch relay.Zou Kai won three gold MEDALS at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Fourteen years later, he was selected as a torchbearer for the Beijing Winter Olympics. In an interview with Cover News, Zou kai said, “This is the most impressive memory in my life.”Photo provided by interviewees Yanqing section of the torch relay at badaling Great Wall opened when the weather was very cold.”It was two degrees below zero today,” zou said, adding that he had prepared the most warm equipment.Zou kai participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games as an athlete, but this time as the winter Olympics torch bearer, this is the two-time Olympic “king of hardware” experience.”It is my first time to be a torchbearer and I am very excited to be in the Olympic Winter Games in the Olympic city of Beijing.”Badaling Great Wall symbolizes the “national ridge”. The silver and red “flying” of the Winter Olympics torch integrates with the magnificent world cultural heritage.Zou kai said, this feeling is unprecedented, “I feel very excited in the process of transmission, but also very excited to feel the Olympic sports atmosphere, and the Great Wall of Chinese culture under the collision of two different cultural experience.”Zou Kai, the fourth torchbearer, handed the torch to wang Hao, another Olympic champion and table tennis star.Zou Kai shot to fame at the 2008 Beijing Olympics when he won three gold MEDALS in men’s team gymnastics, horizontal bar and floor exercise, laying the foundation for him to become China’s first Olympic hardware king.Subsequently, he participated in many Olympic Games as a competitor, spectator, commentator and guest.Now, zou has participated in the Beijing Winter Olympics as a torchbearer. “It is a great honor for me to participate in the Beijing Olympic Games twice, in different forms, and it is also a memorable memory for a lifetime,” zou said.”I hope the Beijing Winter Olympic Games will be a complete success,” Zou said. “I hope Chinese athletes can give full play to their extraordinary level, get the best results and win honor for the country.”