The grand opening ceremony of the 9th Foshan Sports Games was held in the evening of July 15. Officials of Foshan government, athletes and audience all gathered to watch the ceremony, which added up to about 1,500 people.
Lu Yi, secretary of CPC Foshan Municipal Committee announced the opening of Foshan Sports Games
Foshan Sports Games is a grand comprehensive sports games with the biggest scale and highest standard in Foshan. Since the last time, Foshan Sports Games has been applied and held by five districts of Foshan. And it has merged with high school student sports games. It will be held every three years. Compared with the last time, this sports games cancels adult group competitions. In the meantime, it also limits the age of athletes to be under 18 years old, aiming to let more teenagers to participate in sports activities.
Zhu Wei, Mayor of Foshan said that the 9th Foshan Sports Games not only is a warm-up practice for the 15th Guangdong Sports Games, but also shows the spirit and culture of Foshan, a national historical and cultural famous city. He hoped that this sports games could push the popularization and promotion of the nationwide fitness campaign, improve the level of Foshan competitive sports and develop leisure sports industry with Foshan features.
The opening ceremony was divided into five chapters, which were performed by performers and students from five districts, highlighting the theme of “vigorous Foshan, wonderful sports games”. The ceremony highly combines the elements of arts performance, sports, mass fitness, folk arts and historical culture, including traditional elements like lion dance and Wing Chun.
Yesterday (July 16), the football and shooting competitions ended. In the football events, Chancheng team achieved gold medals in men’s first, second and third groups and became the champion of the women’s second group. Gaoming team won the first prize in the women’s first group. In terms of shooting, Shunde team won the competitions. According to schedule, the Taekwondo competition will be held in Ronggui Sports Center today.