At MMA centre, China snowboarders grapple with pandemic's impact

Chinese Olympic snowboarders Liu Jiayu and Cai Xuetong had a plan: compete against the world's best, peak for the Beijing Winter Games, and go for gold at home. Then a pandemic happened. But the two athletes -- among China's top medal hopefuls in Beijing 2022 -- are maintaining their fighting edge at the Shanghai training and sports science centre of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the US-based mixed martial arts promotion.

Published : Sep 01, 2021 16:23 IST

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