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Torch Relay for Zhejiang Provincial Games Started
2018-08-10 10:36:49

August 8th is the tenth “National Fitness Day” in China. On this day, the fireworks gathering and torch relay ceremony of the 16th Zhejiang Provincial Games and the launching ceremony of the main venue for the “National Fitness Day” in Zhejiang Province in 2018 were held in Huzhou.


At 8 o’clock in the morning, seven fires collected for the Provincial Games from various counties and districts in Huzhou boarded the “Provincial Games” cruise ship and came to the hydrophilic platform in front of Huzhou Municipal Plaza. The seven virgins in white gowns holding the flame boxes got off the boat gracefully to gather the seven fires finally on the fire table.


The first torchbearer, a player of the former national women’s volleyball team and an Olympic champion Zhou Suhong started the torch relay under the escort of volunteers. She said that “I feel very honored that my hometown Huzhou is to host this provincial games and I am selected as the first bearer. Today, running on the route of the torch relay of the Provincial Games, I remembered the enthusiastic years when I was an athlete.”

Next, this torch will be transmitted from Huzhou City to the districts and counties, passing Wuxing District, Nanxun District, Deqing County, Changxing County, Anji County, Economic and Technological Development Zone, and finally arriving at Taihu Tourism Resort. On the day of the opening ceremony of the Provincial Games on September 16th, the holy fire will ignite the main torch of the Huzhou Olympic Sports Center.


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