Girl in Ningbo paints pictures of Chinese athletes

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  July 29, 2021 L M S


Picture painted by Xu Yuan, a student from Ningbo, depicts Yang Qian and Yang Haoran competing in the 10-meter air rifle mixed team at the Tokyo Olympics. [Picture/Xu Yuan]

A girl in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province recently painted nine pictures in celebration of the victorious Chinese athletes at the Tokyo Olympics.

Xu Yuan is a primary school student from Fenghua district in Ningbo, who has loved painting since childhood. She decided to paint the Chinese winners on July 27 when she learned that the Chinese team had won nine gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Her first painting depicts Yang Qian celebrating after she won the first gold medal on July 24. “Yang is from Ningbo! She's won two gold medals at this year's Olympics,"  said Xu, "she is a role model to me!"

According to Xu, she also learned a lot from stories about the hard-working athletes as she made her paintings.

She said that she wants to show her respect to those who are working hard for the nation and striving to realizing their dreams by painting highlights from the games. “I'm proud of them and proud of my country! Good luck, Chinese athletes!”

Xu's paintings were posted by her mother online, which were then shared and liked many times.