On October 21, the Military Sports Training Center of the Training Management Department of the Central Military Commission announced that the military will no longer retain competitive sports teams with strong mass character and rich social resources, and will no longer participate in national comprehensive sports games and individual events.
In the past six to seventy years, PLA sports has been a bright spot in China's competitive sports page. A large number of sports stars such as Mu Tiezhu and Wang Zhizhi were born here, and many Olympic champions such as Liu Guoliang, Lin Dan and Yuan Xinyue have emerged. On another battlefield, young talents from the army fought bravely on the field, performing scenes of glorious historical chapters that boosted our military's prestige.
More than 20 years ago, Liaoning Sports had a powerful title-"Liao Boss". At that time, Liaoning sports, the track and field "Ma Jiajun" was famous, the three balls were first-rate overall, and it also had gold points for weightlifting, judo, shooting, table tennis and other events. It became the overlord of the National Games gold medal list and the title of "Liao Boss" This can come. In fact, in terms of the status of the arena, the People's Liberation Army Sports is the first "boss" in the National Games.
The troops in the early days of the founding of the People’s Republic of China had unique advantages in the selection of sports talents. One is that the army can select sports seedlings nationwide, and the other is that the living conditions of the army at that time were higher than that of the locals. These two major advantages allowed the PLA Sports to take the lead in the Chinese sports arena at the time.
In the autumn of 1959, the first National Games was held in Beijing. At the First National Games, the PLA delegation shined brilliantly, winning 117 gold medals, 95 silver medals, and 64 bronze medals in one fell swoop, ranking first in the gold medal list, medal list and team total score list. What is the concept of 117 gold? Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong, which ranked second, third, and fourth in the gold medal list of the First National Games, won 42 gold, 34 gold, and 31 gold respectively. The number of gold medals won by the military is actually more than the combined number of the top three in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong. It can be seen that the "army boss" is even better than the later "Liao boss".
It is worth mentioning that historical reasons have made the First National Games have distinctive characteristics of the times. In addition to traditional sports such as the three major balls and track and field swimming, the First National Games also opened up radio transmission and reception, aviation models, and nautical models. , Motorcycles, sailing and many other military sports venues, the unique project settings make the PLA delegation a good fish in water, so the Chinese soldiers in the early National Games venues repeatedly staged excellent performances. In the second National Games of 1965, the PLA delegation also took the top spot in the gold medal list with a clear advantage. In the third National Games in 1975, Guangdong and Beijing squeezed the PLA delegation to the third place on the gold medal list. However, in the Fourth National Games four years later, the PLA delegation once again topped the gold medal list. This is the last time that Chinese military sports topped the National Games.
In the 1980s, Chinese sports fully entered the international arena. The National Games began to integrate with the Olympic Games. Military sports and some non-Olympic events have bid farewell to the National Games. This move weakened the PLA's advantage in the National Games. At the same time, with the continuous increase of local investment in sports and the continuous strengthening of the protection of talents, the People's Liberation Army gradually lost its aura as the leader of the National Games. In order to increase the enthusiasm of the delegations from various provinces and cities to train and train rookies in the Olympics, the Chinese sports department also stipulated that the number of gold medals, medals and total team scores of the PLA delegation do not account for the ranking of other delegations. The People's Liberation Army sports at that time encountered unprecedented tests.
Even so, with its strong background in competitive sports, the PLA delegation is still a force that cannot be ignored in the National Games. Even if the military's top position is replaced by traditional strong teams such as Guangdong, Shanghai and Liaoning, it was later replaced by Jiangsu and Shandong. The upstart surpasses, but whether it is the gold medal list, the medal list or the team total score, the PLA players are still the trendiest in the National Games.
The three major balls have always been the protagonists of competitive sports. For many years, the basketball platoon has been regarded as the fist product of PLA sports.
Once upon a time, basketball was one of the greatest highlights of the People’s Liberation Army. Over the years, a large number of national players have emerged. Among them, Mu Tiezhu, Ma Zhanfu, Chen Yuefang, and Zheng Haixia are all high centers of Megatron Asian basketball, representing the heights of China and Asia; He is the first Chinese athlete to enter the NBA arena. In the domestic arena, Bayi Men's Basketball has won the CBA championship eight times, including the first five championships in one fell swoop. In international competitions, the Bayi men's basketball team twice staged a good show that defeated the American college star team four decades ago.
Back then, the Bayi Men's Volleyball Team, Bayi Men's Volleyball Team, and Bayi Women's Volleyball Team were all outstanding players in the national leagues. The PLA football basketball, which gathers elites from all units, was once one of the biggest highlights of the National Games. The PLA men's basketball team won seven gold medals, and the PLA women's basketball team has created a miracle of nine summits. The People's Liberation Army men's football team and the People's Liberation Army men's and women's volleyball team have also had impressive records of getting involved in the National Games champions. Sweeping the domestic sports arena, there are only a handful of delegations that can join hands to win gold in the three major goals of the National Games.
In the world arena, the PLA athletes have always been an important force in Chinese sports. Taking the Olympic Games as an example, 19 Chinese soldiers won 19 laurels in the past 9 competitions, ranking first in the rankings of various provinces and cities.
At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Chinese sports gave birth to the first batch of Olympic champions. Four of them came from Bayi. The first Chinese soldier to win the Olympics was Ma Yanhong. She perfectly displayed her original moves and full arrangement on the women's uneven bars, and finally tied for the championship with an American athlete. It is worth mentioning that Ma Yanhong created a domestic best as early as 1979. She won the uneven bars championship at the World Championships that year and became the first world champion in Chinese gymnastics. In the Los Angeles Olympics, the Chinese team won 15 gold medals, among which the women's volleyball gold medal is the heaviest one. Two of the 12 Chinese women's volleyball girls came from the People's Liberation Army-Yang Xilan and Li Yanjun.
From the end of the 1980s to the beginning of the 1990s, Chinese table tennis fell into a trough. In 1991, the World Table Tennis Championships even fell to the seventh place in the team. What is gratifying is that the People’s Liberation Army national player Wang Tao became the biggest Chinese men’s team in the World Table Tennis Championships. Highlights, he alone won the mixed doubles championship, men's doubles runner-up. In the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, Wang Tao played the vanguard role again. He and his teammate Lu Lin defeated the best in the men's doubles arena and won the only gold medal for the Chinese men's table tennis in that Olympics.
从1980年代末到1990年代初，中国的乒乓球陷入低谷。 1991年，世界乒乓球锦标赛排名跌至第七。令人欣慰的是，解放军国家队选手王涛成为了世界乒乓球锦标赛上最大的中国男队。亮点是，他独自一人赢得了混双冠军，男子双打亚军。在1992年巴塞罗那奥运会上，王涛再次扮演先锋角色。他和他的队友卢琳（Lu Lin）击败了男子双打赛场上的最好成绩，并赢得了那届奥运会中国男子乒乓球比赛的唯一金牌。
Four years later, at the Atlanta Olympics, Chinese soldiers made new achievements. The beautiful gunner Li Duihong shot the women's 25-meter sports pistol gold medal. At that Olympic Games, a young ping-pong player named Liu Guoliang jumped to the highest peak in the world. He won two gold medals in men's singles and men's doubles. In the 1999 World Table Tennis Championships, Liu Guoliang won the men's singles gold medal and became the first domestic table tennis men's grand slam winner.
At the 2004 Athens Olympics, the Chinese women's volleyball team re-entered the top podium in the Olympic Games after a lapse of 20 years. There are still three champions from the People's Liberation Army. They are: Wang Lina, Zhao Ruirui, Song Nina. In addition, the People’s Liberation Army players also contributed a diving gold medal. Peng Bo lost the men’s springboard double jump gold medal due to an accident. He adjusted his mood in time. A few days later, the springboard single jump, the young man beat European and American strong players and won the coveted Olympic gold medal. .
On August 8, 2008, the 29th Summer Olympic Games was grandly opened in Beijing, China. During the 15 competition days, Chinese athletes frequently reported victories on multiple fronts and took the first place in the Olympic gold medal list for the first time. At that Olympics, Liao Hui won the men's 69 kg weightlifting championship, maintaining the leading position of Chinese athletes at this level. Xiao Qin won the men's gymnastics team and pommel horse two championships. Lin Dan won the men's badminton singles championship and achieved Grand Slam honors. Wang Hao and his teammates won the men's table tennis championship.
In the last Olympic Games held in London 4 years ago, the Olympic players of the People's Liberation Army contributed 2 gold medals to the motherland. Zhou Lulu won the gold medal for women over 75 kg and achieved the great cause of "the first female warrior". Rookie Li Xuerui, a badminton rookie who entered the Olympic lineup with a dark horse, went all the way to the end in the Olympics. She defeated famous Chinese and foreign players such as Wang Yihan and realized the double dream of Olympic champion and world champion in just a few months. Lin Dan became the first defender in the history of badminton men's singles and also created a double slam feat. Wang Hao defended his title in the men's table tennis team.
在四年前在伦敦举行的上一届奥运会上，中国人民解放军的奥运选手为祖国贡献了两枚金牌。周露露获得了75公斤以上女子金牌，并取得了“第一位女战士”的伟大成就。羽毛球新秀李旭瑞（Rueie Li Xuerui）带着一匹黑马进入奥运会阵容，直到奥运会结束。她打败了王益涵等中外著名运动员，并在短短几个月内实现了奥运冠军和世界冠军的双重梦想。林丹成为羽毛球男单历史上的第一位后卫，并且创造了两项大满贯赛事。王皓在男子乒乓球队中卫冕冠军。
In the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Chinese delegation’s most important gold medal was contributed by the Chinese women’s volleyball team. Among the 12 golden flowers under Lang Ping’s command, one came from Bayi and her name was Yuan Xinyue.
The new era has given the PLA sports a new historical mission.
Saying goodbye to the competitive sports arena does not mean the disappearance of PLA sports. On October 20, the mobilization and deployment meeting for the adjustment and reform of the Military Sports Training Center of the Training Management Department of the Central Military Commission was held in Beijing, marking the official opening of the adjustment and reform of the military's professional sports forces.
与竞技体育竞技场说再见并不意味着PLA体育的消失。 10月20日，中央军委训练管理处军事体育训练中心动员与部署会议在北京举行，标志着军事职业体育队伍的调整与改革正式拉开帷幕。 。
It is understood that the overall design and target requirements of this adjustment and reform determine that the future military sports construction will shift from being oriented to the competition field to being oriented to the army. Chinese military sports will retain some professional teams with distinctive military characteristics, and no longer retain competitive sports teams with strong mass character and rich social resources. No longer participate in the national comprehensive sports games and individual events; participate in the World Military Games and the International Military Sports Council individual events.
In fact, the Chinese military sports outside the competitive sports arena has also created impressive performance.
At the World Military Games held in Wuhan last year, the Chinese People's Liberation Army delegation ranked first on the medal list with 133 gold, 64 silver and 42 bronze, recreating the strength of Chinese soldiers on another battlefield. If it is said that China has the right time and place and advantages in the Wuhan Military Games, then in the previous six World Military Games, the feat of Chinese soldiers ranked among the top three in the gold medal list by this year, an excellent interpretation of the charm of Chinese soldiers. I am proud that in the World Military Sports Pentathlon Championships, Chinese soldiers have won over 100 world championships and broke the world record with more than 60 person-times in the past 30 years. Unfading hero legend".
We believe that tomorrow’s PLA sports will still bloom brilliantly.