Chongqing Embraces Torch 'Rong Huo' for Chengdu 2021 FISU Games
Author: Chengdu 2021 Official Website 2023-06-24

The Flame Relay for the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games made its way to Chongqing on 24 June. Following earlier stops in Beijing, Harbin, and Shenzhen, the relay began at Chongqing University with a formal ceremony.


Sichuan Opera show in the flame relay


After the flame cauldron was lit, the torch 'Rong Huo' was ignited and passed to the first torchbearer, LI Xuerui, a renowned badminton Olympic champion. With the theme song playing, Li raised the torch and initiated the Flame Relay at the Chongqing stop.


torch lighting in Chongqing


Among the torchbearers at the Chongqing stop, the youngest participant was 21-year-old LI Kunluo, a student from Chongqing University. The oldest torchbearer was 66-year-old ZHOU Xuhong, an esteemed academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) from Chongqing University.


photo of torchbearers


The next leg of the Flame Relay for the Chengdu 2021 FISU Games will take place within Sichuan Province. On 28 June, the torch will move to the city of Yibin.


Edited by Lei Lei

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