Shenzhen Mayor Xu Qin lead torch relay

Shenzhen Mayor Xu Qin Lead torch relayCrowds at the Shenzhen Univeristy were cheering loudly as the Universiade torch relay pass through the campus. Mayor Xu Qin lead the igniting of the torch in front of the old Shenzhen Library and declared the start of the second leg of the torch relay.

Xu then passed the torch to the first torchbearer and SZU student Gu Jialiang. Then a total of 90 torchbearers ran 60 meters each and cover the 5.4 kilometer route of the torch relay that passed through the campus teaching buildings, dormitories and stadiums. Each torchbearer will be given a games torch as their souvenir and token for volunteering are runners for the torch relay.

The runners all agreed that the Universiade torch was one of its kind with its colorful and unique design. One torchbearer took pictures of the runners so he can place them in his microblog to help promote the games.

The torch relay is then scheduled to continue at the Gungzhou University Town this Sunday and two days before the opening ceremony of the Universiade games, the torch relay will then continue in Shenzhen and pass through downtown areas and Longgang district.

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