InPics: Liu Zixu wins China's first gold medal in Para biathlon at Beijing Paralympics

2022-03-05 15:30:08 Source: Xinhua

China's Liu Zixu celebrates after the biathlon men's sprint sitting event of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at National Biathlon Centre in Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province, March 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Peng Ziyang)

CHONGLI, Zhangjiakou, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Liu Zixu finished first in Para biathlon men's sprint sitting, earning China the first gold medal at the Beijing 2022 Paralympics on Saturday.

Liu, 24, who began to train in the sport in 2017 in Heilongjiang Province, had his major debut at Beijing 2022 Paralympics and made his mark at the first shot.

He wrapped up the race in 18 minutes and 51.5 seconds, 17.5 seconds ahead of Ukraine's Taras Rad, who had to settle for the silver mainly because he missed one shot through the two-round shootings.

China's Liu Zixu competes during the biathlon men's sprint sitting event of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at National Biathlon Centre in Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province, March 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Xue Yuge)

China's Liu Zixu reacts after the biathlon men's sprint sitting event of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at National Biathlon Centre in Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province, March 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

China's Liu Zixu competes during the biathlon men's sprint sitting event of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at National Biathlon Centre in Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province, March 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

China's Liu Zixu competes during the biathlon men's sprint sitting event of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at National Biathlon Centre in Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province, March 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Hu Chao)

China's Liu Zixu competes during the biathlon men's sprint sitting event of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at National Biathlon Centre in Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province, March 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Xue Yuge)

China's Liu Zixu competes during the biathlon men's sprint sitting event of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at National Biathlon Centre in Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province, March 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Hu Chao)

China's Liu Zixu reacts after the biathlon men's sprint sitting event of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games at National Biathlon Centre in Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province, March 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

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InPics: Liu Zixu wins China's first gold medal in Para biathlon at Beijing Paralympics-2022 BEIJING MEDIA CENTER
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