Origins of Chinese Sports
Illustrated by Fu Chunjiang
Written/Compiled by Lim SK
Paperback | 151 Pages
Until the Los Angeles Olympics , China had never won an Olympic gold medal; today , she is one of the major medal contenders. China's sudden emergence as a sporting super power came as a surprise to many people. In reality, she has a long history of sports.
Polo, wrestling, soccer, diving, acrobatics, martial arts, archery, marathon races, tug of war, swimming, ice skating, and weight lifting were all popular sports in ancient China. Some sports were invented by the Chinese; other such as polo and marathon-style racing were developed by the different ethic groups on the borders of the country and became popular within China as well.
This book will enhance your appreciation of China as a sports nation and champion. Take a journey to rediscover the origins of various sports through Chinese history.