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[www.xinhuanet.com]Hunan College Students’ Table Tennis Competition Opened in Hunan University of Commerce

2017-09-15 09:54:13

Xinhua Net News in Changsha on May 22 (Reporter: Xie Ying) On the morning of May 21, Hunan College Students’ Table Tennis Competition of 2017 opened in the stadium of Hunan University of Commerce; there were 235 athletes from 31 universities in the province competing for five days.

The competition was sponsored by Hunan Education Department, organized by Hunan University of Commerce and carried out by Hunan Student Sports Association. There were such two team items as the male team and the female team; there were such 5 single items as men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles and so on. It was divided into such seven groups as University A, University B, College A, College B, Vocational College A, Vocational College B and Super Group. The competition will last until May 25th.

The opening ceremony began at 9: 00 am formally. With the cheerful and high-spirited melody of “Athletes March”, the university athletes wore unified uniforms and walked with a measured tread and heroic posture, reflecting the good spirits of college athletes in Hunan Province. Each team entered the stadium with constant applause and cheers of audience; the atmosphere was friendly and warm.

After the representatives of the athletes and judges took the oath, Chen Xiaohong, chairman of the competition committee and president of Hunan University of Commerce, announced the formal opening of the competition. After the opening ceremony, the first stage of the first round of the competition began. The contestants soon entered the good state. The competition was so fierce that the cheers rose one after another. “Table tennis can not only build our bodies, make body and mind pleasant, but also arouse people’s spirits of overcoming difficulties, making efforts and going forward. The theme of the competition is the unity of civilization and the display of spirits, which are the common pursuit of each athlete and the infinite charm of sports. We hope that through this competition, everyone can improve their skills and communicate with each other better.” said Liu Guoquan, vice-president of Hunan University of Commerce.

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