Universiade torch relay continues through Guangzhou
The Universiade torch relay continued through Guangzhou University with 100 torchbearers joining the third leg of the torch relay. The previous relays at the Beijing and Shenzhen universities had more torch bearers who join with half of the participants were college students from different parts of the country.
Each of the torchbearers ran 80 meters on route that pass main buildings of the three universities namely, Guangzhou University of foreign Affairs, Zhongshan University and the Guangdong University of Chinese Medicine.
Students that participated in the torch relay felt honored since the Universiade is for youths and is different from running as a torchbearer for the Asian Games. Two different champions were given the honor to be the first and second torch bearer for the games, Zhou Jiawei also known as the king od butterfly stroke in Asia and won two gold medal in last year’s Asian games got to be the first torch berear.
Hu Jia, an Olympic diving champion was the second torchbearer, and he said that he was a torchbearer for every international sports events and have reached his grand slam for being a torchbearer.