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Yinchuan, China, January 21 (Xinhua) - Floor curling training is A daily routine after 9 pm for Xu Xiaoyi, a 23-year-old student with a hearing impairment.

To prepare for a new national contest in April, Xu, with his eyes locked up at the end of the curling sheet, he got off one knee and searched the best Angle to slide the stone at the Special Education Center in Yinchuan, capital of the Autonomous Region of Ningest Ningxia Hui from Northwest China.

Training along with XU were all students with auditory or intellectual disabilities, which are from the same curling equipment that was, in 2017, gathered by the Special Education Center . They are selected from special education schools and rehabilitation institutions through Ningxia.

As a simpler version of curling, which takes place on the ice, the curling of the floor is still a new sport in China. With very few restrictions in terms of categories and disability environments, the floor curling has become a crucial window for the disabled to test winter sports.

Han Ziyi, head coach of the floor curling equipment, says compared to conventional winter sports that focus on speed and difficulty ratings , it focuses more on strategy and accuracy.

Players take turns on the sliding stones through the curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the leaf. The closer you rest the stones to the center of the house, the highest score you receive the equipment and the equipment with the highest score wins the game.

It was not easy at all, first, since these students did not know anything about the curly of the floor, and they passed the first three months learning all the techniques of Basic Slip, said Han.

Xu, who was born with an intellectual disability, began receiving systemic training after being chosen by the Special Education Center as a professional athlete . As a first team curler in each event, the performance of it is crucial, because she determines how her teammates slide the stones later.

Players have to practice innumerable times every day, and painful dolls and injured knees are common. After months of intensive practice, XU has become the best curler of the team, capable of sliding the stone where she wants. "I really enjoy the feeling of sliding the stone, I get a great sense of achievement when I manage to hit the goal," Xu said.

These students look as adults than 20 years, but intellectually, they are like teenagers of ten years. Your facial expressions show your emotions without a filter.

Han told reporters that each time the stalkers lose a shot, the leader's face would immediately show that he is disappointed. After each game, Han always reminds students to pay attention to their facial expression management to avoid affecting the equipment's morality.

In recent years, Han's team has won Multiple gold medals. In national competitions of floors for disabled competitors. Xu can not help but smile while she is reflected in her first contest in Hangzhou and receiving a gold medal on the podium. "It was fantastic," Xu said.

Sports playback has opened a window for these students with disabilities, which rise beyond their physical limitations and explore their potential in each practice. and event. On this trip, they have become increasingly confident.

Players were resistant to monotonous daily practice. One day, Han asked angry, "What work can you get if you do not practice enough?" A student replied: "None of us have the courage to be forced.

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