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Chinese cross-country skiers' best performance in the Winter Olympics was in Turin 2006 when they finished 13th in the women's 4x5km relay event.

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China's Ma Qinghua won a gold medal in the 2014 FIS Tour de Ski Changchun stage this week, but An Linbin, deputy secretary general of the Chinese Ski Association, played down the importance of Ma's triumph.

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"There is still a big gap between Chinese athletes and world-class skiers in both techniques and physical conditions. We need to work harder."

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