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Liu Changchun was hon­ored as “the first Chi­nese Olympian” for be­ing the first and only Chi­nese ath­lete to at­tend the 10th Olympic Games held in 1932 in Los An­ge­les, at a time when China was in the eco­nomic dol­drums and had been in­vaded by Ja­pan. Although Liu did not win a medal, af­ter the long sea voyage had robbed him of his strength, the Chi­nese me­dia spoke highly of his strong faith in sport. March 21 marked the 35th an­niver­sary of Liu's death, and on­line plat­forms posted his pic­ture, call­ing on ne­ti­zens to re­mem­ber his great con­tri­bu­tion to sports in China.

“Liu, we are now far away from hard­ships and Chi­nese sports have made great strides.”

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