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China Sports Weekly (6.19-6.25)

25 Jun 2022, 17:30 GMT+10

BEIJING, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Here are the latest Chinese sports headlines over the past week:

1. China revises sports law

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Chinese lawmakers passed a revision to the country's sports law on June 24, in a bid to facilitate efforts to build the country into a sporting powerhouse.

The revised Law on Physical Culture and Sports was passed at a session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee and will take effect on Jan. 1, 2023.

2. China bags five gold medals at the 19th FINA World Championships

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China saw a gold rush at the ongoing 19th FINA World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary in the past week, claiming four golds in artistic swimming events plus a gold from swimming.

Twin sisters Wang Liuyi and Wang Qianyi clinched two golds in the women's duet technical and duet free events. The 25-year-olds also joined their teammates to win team free and team technical events.

Yang Junxuan won another gold for China with victory in the women's 200m freestyle.

3. Chengdu World University Games rescheduled for summer in 2023

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China's two-time Olympic champion Zhao Yunlei was inducted into the 2022 Badminton World Federation Hall of Fame on June 21.

Zhao has won multiple tournaments, most notably in mixed doubles with Zhang Nan and women's doubles with Tian Qing. She was the only player to win a double at the same Olympics (London 2012) and two consecutive World Championships (Copenhagen 2014, Jarkada 2015).

Zhao has decided to turn her attention to youth sports in future.

6. China ends Asian Gymnastics Championships campaign with eight golds

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