800 players experienced a "vertical marathon" in Chongqing
The tower-ascending competition included four categories: a team competition group, an individual competition group, a mixed gender group and a family experience group. As in previous years, the players set off from Jiefangbei, entered the WFC office lobby via the pedestrian street, and finally boarded the WFC Huibinlou building viewing platform.
The group, individual, and mixed group players needed to climb up to the 73rd floor to reach the viewing platform, while the parent-child group ended on the 26th floor. At the game scene, the adorable babies also became a lovely landscape.
This competition is also the Chongqing Station of the 2018 International Tower Running Prix, and has attracted many foreign experts to participate. At the time the reporter took the elevator to the finish line, the players had completed the race. A handsome man dressed in a gray shirt was the first to enter the WFC Huibinlou building viewing platform and crossed the finish line to the cheering of staff.
This handsome boy, Su Weiqing, from Malaysia, is 24 years old this year. Although he had been in contact with tower-ascending for just one year, he was already a master of tower-ascending, ranking 18th in the world in the latest ranking released by the International Association of Tower Running, and he is the highest ranked ascending player in East Asia. "I have come to several places in China to compete. Today is the first time I have come to Chongqing. I have performed very well today. The vertical height of 339 meters, 73 floors and 2000 steps are all suitable for me."
After learning that he had won the male's championship in the individual competition group with 10 minutes and 55 seconds, Su Weiqing shared the experience of tower-ascending with the reporter. "I used to run, and the muscles used in running and tower-ascending are different." Su Weiqing's cardiopulmonary function and muscle strength improved greatly after he had practiced tower-ascending for a year. "Ascending is an anti-gravity sport. It's popular to say that you have to lift up your own weight to go upstairs. It's like a fitness equipment and it's helpful for the core muscle groups and balance." (Translated by Gao Jiao, Fathom Language Limited)