Shuai and Lin lead in the women's 200-meter tandem canoe competition at the Canoeing (Stillwater) World Championships 2023. [Photo/guiyang.gov.cn]
Shuai Changwen of China and her teammate Lin Wenjun won the women's 200-meter tandem canoe at the Canoeing (Stillwater) World Championships 2023 in Duisburg, Germany, on Aug 25.
The Chinese canoe team pioneered 22 skilled athletes to compete in 10 challenging events at the world championship, knowing that their performance in this tournament would determine their eligibility for the highly anticipated 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
The goal of Shuai in the world championship was to win the gold medal, "I told my partner to hold on for the last 50 meters during the 200-m event."
Shuai's passion for canoeing began when she joined the Guiyang water project team for enlightenment training back in 2013. She continued to hone her skills, and in 2015, she trained with the canoeing team at the Guizhou Water Sports Development Center. Her hard work and dedication paid off, as she was recently selected to train with the national team in 2021.
In September this year, she will participate in the 200-meter women's tandem canoe at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou. "Canoe is an advantageous project in Guizhou. We will continue to work hard in the next Asian Games," she said.
Canoe was promoted in Guizhou early, and in recent years, the province has cultivated Yan Jiahua, Shuai Changwen, and other excellent athletes.