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China eyes at least 12 golds in Military World Game
Chinese athletes possess the ability to take at least 12 gold medals in the upcoming 4th Military World Games, said an official of the Chinese delegation in Hyderabad, India on Saturday.
Chef de mission Chen Shaohai of the Chinese delegation told Xinhua that China sent a strong 220-delegation to the Games with such big names as Peng Bo, the Athen's Olympic diving gold medalist and Qi Hui, the swimming world champion.
The 4th WMG features 15 sports, including traditional Olympic events like shooting, swimming and boxing, as well as military specific events, such as parachuting and military pentathlon.
The Chinese athletes will take part in 10 sports and Chen said the Chinese delegation would win their first gold in the swimming pool.
"There is no doubt that Chinese swimmers will face some challenges in the competition, but their world level ability could guarantee they could win the first gold for the delegation," said Chen.
Upholding the banner of "Friendship through Sports", the 4th WMG will be held from October 14 to 21, 2007 in two big cites, namely Hyderabad and Mumbai, India.
In the previous three editions, China placed third, second and second on the gold medal table respectively.
(Xinhua News Agency October 14, 2007)