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Chongqing News

Rock climbing final of National Games to be opened in Chongqing

2017-07-14 10:15:05

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Recently, it's learned that the rock climbing final of the 13th National Games for masses will be held in Huayan Climbing Park of Jiulongpo District in August this year. Climbers from all over the country will gather here and strive for gold medals in 8 individual events.

As the highest level and largest scale of comprehensive sports meet in China, the National Games competition has increased the momentum of reform by the General Administration of Sports of China. A total of 19 Events for masses were added to encourage the involvement of the public community. Rock climbing, as a new project, was launched in Chongqing, which was also the first final event of National Games held by Chongqing since it became the municipality directly under the Central Government. At the same time, this event is one of the three held outside of Tianjin -- the host city for the National Games this year.

Why was the rock climbing final settled in Chongqing? Zhang Xin -- the deputy director general of the Administration of Sports of Chongqing said frankly that Chongqing rock climbing has been flourishing in recent years with a solid mass base. The IFSC Climbing World Cup has been held in Chongqing for three successive years. The first climbing-centered national demonstration park -- Chongqing Huayan Climbing Park opened this year, which also accelerated the development of Chongqing rock climbing.

The rock climbing final of the National Games will last from August 7 to August 10; in addition, a total of 132 athletes from all over the country will compete for 8 individual events, with different difficulty for men and women, rock climbing, standard speed and random speed. (Translated by Shi Yali, Fathom Language Limited)

Editor:Jiang Yiwei