| On December 11, 2010, the orienteering cross-country competition of the 42nd National Games of Lanzhou Jiaotong University, sponsored by the Sports Committee of Lanzhou Jiaotong University and hosted by the Ministry of Sports, was successfully held. The athletes entered for the competition with the college as the unit.
The orienteering cross-country race is a medium-distance individual race. The route of the men's team is about 5.0km long, with 16 checkpoints and a climb of 75 meters; The route of the women's group is 4.2km long, with a total of 12 checkpoints and a climb of 55m. After nearly four hours of fierce competition, the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, the School of Automation and Electrical Engineering and the School of Art and Design respectively won the top three overall group scores; Luo Xingshu of the School of Electronics and Information Engineering and others won the top six in the men's group; Li Qin and others from the Academy of Art and Design won the top six in the women's group.
Ms. Yang Chunxiang, the second team of Gansu Sports Industry and the champion of the radio direction finding world championship, was also invited to participate in the competition. She specially participated in the route of the men's team. Although Yang Chunxiang has retired for many years, she has easily surpassed the men's team champion and achieved the best results with her excellent skills and rich competition experience. After the match, Ms. Yang Chunxiang patiently gave the athletes technical analysis and answers.
The map of this competition was made by Mr. Yang Jianjun according to the International Standards for Orienteering Cartography (ISOM2000), and the equipment was completely using the electronic ticking and timing system produced by Shenzhen Huaruijian Company. The competition was successfully completed. After the competition, Yang Chunxiang said: "The competition organization, the quality of the competition map and the equipment conditions of this competition have reached the standard of domestic large-scale competition".
After the competition, the chief referee, Mr. Yang Jianjun, announced the results of the competition. Qiao Liang, the secretary of the General Party Branch of the Ministry of Sport, and Yun Hong, the deputy director of the Ministry of Sport, issued the award certificates to the award-winning units, athletes and excellent referees.
Orienteering is a typical intelligent sports event, which is a comprehensive test of athletes' physical ability and intelligence. It is interesting and challenging, and is popular with contemporary college students. As the first university in Gansu Province to carry out orienteering, our university attaches great importance to the popularization and development of orienteering. Since 2002, when the sport was included in the sports class, more than 1300 people have studied and participated in orienteering every year. It is believed that the smooth holding of the Games will bring a long-term impetus to the further popularization and development of orienteering at Lanzhou Jiaotong University.