A Glory to Beijing Sports ---Beijing Shichahai Sports School
Sitting on the west bank of the Shichahai, Beijing Shichahai Sports School is one of the national key sports institutions under the direct leadership of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports. The School occupies an area of 33,696 square meters, and has a total construction area of about 46,893 square meters. Among School’s facilities, there are international--class stadium and gymnasiums for physical training, advanced culture and teaching facilities, athletes’ dormitories and the newly-opened “Shichahai International Plaza”. All those provide an ideal environment catering to the training, studying and living environment for School’s young athletes.
The Beijing Martial Art Team has over 30 year’s history since its inception. The team has won more than 20 group champions, while its athletes grasped over 230 gold medals. Among the gold medalists produced by the team are: Geng Zhenhui, Di Guangwen, Zuo Juan, Jian Zengjiao, Liu Xiaolei, Kong Xiangdong, Liu Qinghua, Jiang Bangjun, Zhao Qingjian, Zhang Jidong, etc. Undoubtedly, the most famous one is martial art master and movie star Jet Lee. More than 30 Team’s ex-members have become martial art coaches and built their own Martial Clubs in over ten different countries. All those achievements greatly solidify the influence of Chinese martial art in the world.
President of WTF: Beijing Shichahai Sports School is the first school appointed as a training center outside Korea. Established in 1997, Beijing Taekwondo team have received 39 gold medals in the national competitions. In addition, those athletes have also won the gold medals in Asian Games, Asian championships and World championships. One name that deserves special attribute is Luo Wei, who won the gold medal in the 28th Athens Olympic Games. In the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Zhu Guo and Liu Xiaobo, two current Shichahai teakwondo team members, joined in the 29th Beijing Olympic games, and won one bronze medal, which ended the medalless history for Chinese men’s taekwondo team in Olympic Games.
The Badminton Team which has trained the world champion Dong Jiong is still a relative young Team, but has set its eyes on ambitious targets. One of the Team’s top priorities is to find talented students with potential and to achieve their fullest potential. With the impressive achievements demonstrated in recent years by the Team, there is little doubt about the Team’s.
Boxing Team started in Shichahai Sports School after the Ninth National Games. Although relatively short in history, the Team has achieved impressive success, which demonstrates to the support of the National Boxing&Taekwondo Center and Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports. And a large number of athletes have emerged from the team to become top athletes. A recognized name in the Team is Li Yang, who has not only won the gold medal on the Tenth National Sport Game, but also created good records in some world events.
The Free Combat Team had only ten members in the beginning, but now develops to a big professional team formed with, a complete set and grade system. All members have exerted all their best in hard working, hard practicing for many years. As a result, we won the gold and silver medals not only in the national competitions, but also in Asian Games and World Martial Arts Free Combat Events.
Although only existing for two years, the Shichahai Fencing Team has achieved impressive progress. In the 29th Beijing Olympic Games, Ni Hong, a member of China Women Fencing Team, successfully won the silver medal.
The Shichahai table tennis class has recently celebrated its fifties anniversary. A long list of world champions, such as Fan Changmao, Teng Yi, Wang Tao, Wang Chen, Zhang Yining, Guo Yan, Ma Long…etc, is a testimony to the glory and success. The success of the team also goes well beyond the boarder of the country. In the 29th Beijing Olympic Games, four players who are representing different countries out of the eight quarter finalists in women’s single table tennis game were once the students of the table tennis class of Beijing Shichahai Sports School.
Shichahai’s gymnastic team is one of the most famous teams. The team has sent numerous talents to the country’s national team. For instance, Ma Yanhong, the first Chinese gymnastics champion in Olympic Games, was once a student here. Zhang Jinjing, Kui Yuanyuan, Teng Haibin, Zhang Nan, He Kexin...etc have won gold medals in the 28th and 29th Olympic Games. The success stories of those gymnasts added a glorious page to Shichahai’s gymnastic program.
Volleyball program has always held competitive edge among its peers. Over the years, Beijing Shichahai Sports School has been a major source of talents for Beijing volleyball team. Feng Kun, one of the outstanding students from the Shichahai volleyball program, is currently the Chinese women volleyball team leading player and played a critical role in helping the team win the championship on the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. On 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, she led the national women’s volleyball team to over come challenges of many foreign teams and helped secure the respect for the China National Women’s Volleyball Team.
Beijing Shichahai Sports School is widely recognized as one of the country’s top training bases for future top class athletes. Since its establishment, the School has produced 33 world champions, and about 3000 athletes with national level achievements. In pursuing its goal, the school has been following a balanced approach between sports, training and overall educational development The School’s ultimate objective is to produce top athletes with good education. so that they can become valuable contributor to the society in their future lives.
Today, Combining training and scientific research is recognized as an important tool for successful optimization of athletes’ potential. The School’s Center for Physical Condition Test and the Center for Physical Condition Restoration, equipped with advanced devices and equipment, are established to ensure that the School can carry on its academic research as well as providing much needed support to the athletes.
School also pay close attention to the cultural and scientific curriculum taught to its students in addition to sports. Significant investment has been made to build facilities. Today, the School’s educational and training facilities are among the best in the country.
The School has been aggressively exploring new means to fund and support its programs. To that end, the School has successfully grasped the commercial opportunities in the market to finance School’s traditional sports and educational programs.
During the development of the school,we have built a strong team with high quality and efficiency. Among them are farsighted managers &leaders, professional coaches , arduous teachers and hard working staff who devotes to the glory of the school.
Beijing Shichahai Sports School is a window, and enjoys good reputation among overseas athletes, amateurs or professional, who visit Beijing. The School ahs received visitors from more than fifty countries throughout all five continents. This adds to the over 5000 students trained at the School every year. Being of the very few sports schools authorized by the government to host programs for international students, the School has provided its international visiting students with a safe and harmonious environment. Through progresses and knowledge learned at the School by those international students, the School has won appreciation and high marks by many students as well as their parents
Togerther with The success of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Game, Beijing Shichahai Sports School has recently celebrated its fifties anniversary. Chinese has never before paid more attention to sports as they demonstrated during the Beijing Olympic Game. The School has adopted the strategy of using Olympic, Asian Games and National Games as its training targets, treating people as the core assets, focusing on cultivating and optimizing potential of the people. The School is resolved to use its influence, its reputation and its advanced training and research competence to make even greater contribution to the overall development of Chinese sports, to build Beijing Shichahai Sports School into a first-class sports training school in China and a famous sports institution in the world. We firmly believe tomorrow for the Beijing Shichahai Sports School will only become better and brighter!