On 5 April 2021, the 31st World University Summer Games Martial Arts Events (Routine and Sanshou) Trials were successfully concluded in Chengyang District, Qingdao. The event was the first of a series of domestic trials for the 31st World University Summer Games, attracting nearly 300 competitors from 37 universities across China. Our 2020 undergraduate student Lin Dongdong won the championship in men's taijiquan and taiji sword; 2019 undergraduate student Wu Di won the championship in women's 52kg class; 2018 undergraduate student Luo Honggang won the championship in men's Sanshou 52kg class and Li Zhiqin won the championship in women's 60kg class. 2018 undergraduate student Sun Yirui, 2019 undergraduate student Li Liang and 2020 graduate student Xiao Bokun won the championship in men's 80kg, 70kg and 60kg runners-up. These seven students were all selected for the national training team to prepare for the University Games with their outstanding individual achievements.
Third from the left is set coach Wang Xiaona, fifth from the left is team leader Yu Fei Fei, sixth from the left is casual Sanshou coach Li Jie
The Wushu Trials lasted for 5 days and was divided into Wushu routines and Sanshou events, of which, the Wushu routines included 7 optional events: long fist, knife, stick, Southern fist, Southern stick, taijiquan and taiji sword, while the Sanshou events were divided into 6 levels: men's 52kg, 60kg, 70kg, 80kg and women's 52kg and 60kg. Our students competed in 2 events in the routines and in all levels of Sanshou.
Xing Shangjie, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the University and Vice President of the Chinese Wushu Association, condoled with the participating students and teachers
The World University Summer Games, organised by the International University Sports Federation, is the largest and most competitive comprehensive games for university students in the world, and is also the highest and largest international university sports event in which Chinese students participate.
Taijiquan and Taiji Sword Champion Class of 2020 undergraduate student Lin Dongdong
Martial Arts is the national treasure of the Chinese nation and one of the most unique traditional sports. It is also a Chinese name card showing "cultural confidence".