With the “World of Our Own” as the theme, the Opening Ceremony showed the Chinese culture in three chapters:
1. Grace of China
With Chinese martial arts and traditional opera as the main contents, this chapter mainly showed the Chinese traditional culture. The show is started with the dragon & lion dance, accompanied with martial arts and Kungfu fan.
2. Dreams of Youth
Modern fashion trick-cycling, roller, rope skipping and street dancing were shown at the same time to reflect the youth, fashion, vigor and positivity of teenagers, and the group calisthenics followed.
3. Meeting in Wuhan (including the March-in ceremony)
With the anthem of Wuhan City “Yangtze River & Han River”, this chapter showed the beauty of the river city of Wuhan, extending welcome to athletes from all over the world.
After the opening Ceremony and 2 days of training, the competitions started under a heavy sun.
There are 5 groups of events in which each delegation must compete in at least one discipline
Sprints: 100m – 200m – 400m / Hurdles: 110m – 300m H / Middle Distances: 800m – 1500m – 3000m / Jumps: High Jump – Long Jump – Pole Vault – Triple Jump / Throws: Shot Put – Discus – Javelin
And then the competitions always finish with the medley Relay: 100m + 200m + 300m + 400m
Scoring tables and Team Classification and separately for girls and boys are on a scale from 1 – 100 points. The classification of teams will be made through 10 scores as follows:
a) The highest scores of each of the groups 1 – 5,
b) Plus the four highest complementary scores of the five groups,
c) Plus the score of the relay.
Check out the results here
After having competed under hot weather and heavy tropical rain, all the athletes could enjoy the Youth Carnival, Night of Nations. Middle-high school students from 29 countries, gathered at the playground of Wuhan No.4 High School, experienced an extraordinary “
The get-together started with the collection of specialty food or articles of different countries. Displayed at the stalls along the playground were foods or articles brought here by the 29 competing teams. See more here
Afterwards, the delegations could enjoy a day of culture across the City of Wuhan. Each Delegation was accompanied by a school of Wuhan. They went for a visit to see the Chinese system of schools, they see sighted various places such as the Buddhist temples, parks, museum and shops. Later on that day, the ISF Athletics 2015 came to a conclusion with a splendid closing ceremony giving the opportunity to listen to incredible classical and lyrical talents and look at stunning cheerleading and hip hop dances.
After rewarding individually the athletes during the days of competitions, the final team classification was announced in the closing ceremony and the teams were rewarded, just like the Head of Delegations. England received the trophy “Joy of Moving” for their Fair-Play. The Closing Ceremony finished with the transfer of flag from Wuhan OC to Nancy OC.
See you in 2017 in Nancy
All pictures here