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BUDAPEST ugg mini saldi , July 22 (Xinhua) -- Shi Haoyu swung in the pool together with partner Sheng Shuwen, writing a piece of history as the first Chinese male swimmer ever showing up at the synchronized swimming event at an FINA World Championships.
Shi, who turns 16 in October, trained as a swimmer since a kid, but was persuaded by coach Lu Liya to try synchronized swimming three years ago, as two mixed duet events were added to the 2015 World Championships in Kazan.
"His legs are long and straight, every girl will envy him for his beautiful legs stivali ugg alti ," said Sheng, who found the mixed duet of synchronized swimming was full of challenges and creativity. What's more, the boy, seven years younger than her, helps her find back her passion for the sport.
"Of course I love synchronized swimming. But after years of training, I treat it more like a career or a duty," said Sheng after Friday's preliminary of the mixed duet free event ugg bailey button mini , where the Chinese duo ranked eighth in 11 pairs of competitors. One day later, the pair also finished eighth in the final.
"I was touched by his enthusiasm for synchronized swimming," added Sheng. "And I felt my passion inside again since practicing with him."
Shi, shy and quiet, said he liked watching synchronized swimming before he was involved in the sport and he didn't hesitated at all when the coach asked him to have a try.
"I also have the support from my parents. They will watch my competitions and even give me advices frequently," said Shi, whose mother is an accountant and father a driver. Shi's nine-year-old brother is also practicing synchronized swimming.
As a debutant ugg bailey button bassi , Shi said he had no stage fright. "For me, the World Championships was has nothing special. But it's a bigger stage for us to show China's synchronized swimming," said Shi.
Their routine was called "Swing Night". "It tells a romantic a story. A man and a woman have crushes on each other as they meet in a party," described Sheng.
"At first, he was even too shy to gaze at me. And I had to play the role of the man and asked him to imitate my acting," said Sheng.
"Gradually, I have my understanding about the routine and I could lead my partner to perform stivali ugg bailey button bling ," said Shi.
Although some people might not appreciate male synchronized swimmers, Shi said he didn't care about it at all.
"When people are watching me, I just tell myself that they all admire my performance," said Shi.
Shi said his idol was veteran Bill May, who took the first ever mixed duet world title together with Christina Jones in Kazan 2015.
"I was impressed by his dramatic and powerful movements when I was watching the competition two years ago." said Shi.
Shi met May and had a short conversation with the 38-year-old American. "We didn't talk too much, but he said we were great," said Shi.
May was not disappointed by the two bronze medals he earned this time stivali ugg bailey button triplet , and said he was happy to see more male synchronized swimmer in Budapest.
May always said that he hoped that he could hang on until mixed duet is included in Olympic Games.
"If mixed duet could be a part of Olympic Games, I would love to take part in it. And I would like to compete against May in the pool while become friends outside the pool," said Shi.
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HOUSTON, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- A medical helicopter crashed early Saturday several blocks away from a hospital in Wichita Falls in the U.S. state of northern Texas, where it was headed, killing a patient it was transporting from nearby Oklahoma and seriously injuring three other crew members, local media reported.
The air ambulance was transporting the patient from Waurika ugg bailey button scontati , Oklahoma, to the United Regional Health Care in Wichita Falls, about 56 kilometers to the southwest of Waurika, when it crashed around 2 a.m., the Houston Chronicle quoted local authorities as saying.
The patient was declared dead at the crash scene when emergency workers arrived. Local sources said the patient who died may have been the victim of a shooting Friday night at an apartment in Waurika. The other three crew members on board, including the pilot were listed in critical condition and were hospitalized.
It's not clear what caused the crash. The site of the air crash has been blocked off to allow inspectors from federal and state agencies to conduct further investigations.
CARACAS, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Venezuela's National Electoral Council decided on Tuesday to bar the opposition coalition ugg bambina offerte , the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), from running in seven of 23 states for regional elections in December.
In a report, the CNE says the MUD "must abstain from presenting candidates in Zulia, Apure, Monagas, Bolivar, Trujillo stivali ugg bambina scontati , Aragua and Carabobo, in compliance with legal judgments granted in these state."
The seven states in question are run by the official ruling coalition, and have found irregularities in a petition presented by the MUD to call a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro in 2016.
A number of political parties including the MUD had announced their candidacies recently, including Popular Will (VP), whose leader Freddy Guevara is under investigation for encouraging "violent acts" during opposition protests.
Other MUD parties including Democratic Action, A New Time, Justice First and Progressive Advance had also said they would prepare candidacies in the seven states confirmed.
The CNE is renewing the credentials of political parties this we.