My translation of the article:- “During the first few days of the Olympic Games, Chinese teams have been unstoppable in their grabbing of gold medals in sports events like archery and fencing except for a few let-ups, with gold medal counts already doubling those of the U.S. Not only must the U.S. teams keep the lead in swimming, they must also look to achieving a dominant position in track and field, or else they will face defeat in gold medal counts. As for Russia, once the Olympics titan, is no longer a rival for China. For this nation who was called “Asia’s sick man” half a century ago, such an achievement is of course laudable. However, if we give a closer look at the Chinese teams’ gold medals, it would help us understand the structural problem of China’s athletics.
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