A team from China has registered for the Continental Cups at the beginning of February in Brotterode.
The number of countries participating in Ladies Skijumping keeps growing. A little unexpected a six-strong Chinese team has registered for the Continental Cups in Brotterode on February 5th and 6th.
The only one of them, who has already participated in an international competition is Linlin Cui. She competed at the Winter Universiade 2009 in Harbin and took the fourth rank (out of seven) there. With Tong Ma the youngest in the team is only 11 years old. It is a little uncertain, if she is already experienced enough, to handle such a large hill under competitive conditions. Together with Vikersund, where competitions were held two weeks ago, the hill in Brotterode (K105/HS117) is the largest one that hosts a Ladies CoC in this winter.
Coach of the team is Xuefeng Piao, who has been coach of the Chinese men team for years.
The Chinese Team will already enter the Continental Cup at the competitions in Schonach on February 8th and 9th.