Athletes training for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics may find C.Y. Wu background to be unfamiliar, but her accomplishments are beyond dispute.
C.Y. Wu Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
The shooter who won bronze at the 2014 ISSF World Championships in Granada didn’t get into the sport until much later in life. She trained in taekwondo for a number of years with the primary intention of getting into a prestigious university, and then she took up an air rifle.
C.Y. Wu wanted to go to police college so badly that she started learning how to fire rifles in high school, knowing that this would give her a leg up on the competition.
The police academy ultimately rejected C.Y. Wu for admission owing to his height. Unfortunately for that school, she was accepted to a sports university, so all is well.
C.Y. Wu Career as a Sportswoman was About to Begin.
During the 2011 Shenzhen Universiade (a sporting competition held in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China), C.Y. Wu earned the moniker “ID Girl” from the photograph used on her identification card. However, it was her subsequent performances that truly captivated audiences over the years.
It was a breakthrough year for C.Y. Wu in 2014. She won silver at the Asian Shooting Championships in Kuwait and silver as a team at the Incheon Asian Games before she won bronze in the 10m air pistol competition at the 2016 Olympic Games in Granada.
She had less success in Rio, placing 19th in the 10m air pistol and 27th in the 25m pistol events. Even after Rio, things didn’t turn around for the better, as she placed 17th in the 25-meter pistol event at the Jakarta Asian Games and did not qualify for the 10-meter air rifle event.
After a hard patch in her athletic career, C.Y. Wu put herself into her studies at Taiwan Normal University, where she earned a Master’s degree.
She was nearing a crucial phase of her Olympic preparations when the Olympic Games were postponed due to a global outbreak of COVID-19. C.Y. Wu discussed the incident in detail during an exclusive interview with Tokyo 2020.
My emotions weren’t particularly volatile at the moment. I thought it was unfortunate that the Tokyo Olympics had to be postponed, but on the bright side, it gave me more time to be in better shape and fix my mistakes.
Now that the COVID-19 outbreak has been contained in Chinese Taipei, C.Y. Wu has said that the virus hasn’t had much of an impact on her training.
She has been trained differently than other people, with frequent temperature checks and more stringent location monitoring being the key differences.
C.Y. Wu keeps her positivity and her focus despite all of the difficulties she’s had to deal with. Shooting has long been seen as an internal struggle by its practitioners, and it is true that competitors who are able to keep their cool under pressure are more likely to come out on top.
During her workouts, C.Y. Wu constantly puts on her headphones because listening to music helps her focus and change her frame of mind.
I find that listening to loud music during workouts helps me concentrate. When I’m feeling overly energised, listening to soothing music helps me settle down. I’ve found that reading regularly has helped me maintain the degree of focus needed for shooting.
She plans to have both a “little aims” and a “large ambitions” mindset when she arrives to the Olympics.
The minor goal is to exhibit what I have demonstrated on the training ground on the Olympic stage and proceed to the final, she remarked with a grin, while the large goal is undoubtedly to be on the podium.