The opening ceremony of the 2014 National Student Orienteering Championships and the 10th "China Four-dimensional Cup" Surveying and Mapping Geographic Information Staff Orienteering Cross-country Race. (Photographed by Zhang Jinsong)
Xinhua Guizhou Channel, July 20 (Reporter Luo Fei) The 2014 National Student Orienteering Championships and the 12th "China Four-dimensional Cup" Surveying and Mapping Geographic Information Staff Orienteering Cross-country Race officially opened on the 19th in Zhenning Buyi and Miao Autonomous County, Guizhou Province. Delegates from various units across the country gathered in Zhenning, "Waterfall Town", to compete in the championship.
With the theme of "orienteering waterfalls, surpassing dreams", the orienteering championship attracted 1476 participants from 53 middle schools across the country and 92 junior colleges and universities including Peking University, Zhejiang University and Guizhou University. The competition is divided into four groups: junior high school group, senior high school group, university group and elite group. At the same time, there are six events, including 100m orienteering race, short distance race, middle distance race, point race, short distance relay race and team race. The athletes compete with each other at different levels to show their style for the common goal.
It is reported that orienteering, also known as "orienteering" running, orienteering "cross-country", and "mapping cross-country", originated in Sweden, Europe at the end of the 19th century. During the competition, participants independently searched for several ground checkpoints plotted on the map in the prescribed order with the help of the topographic map and the north compass, and completed the whole race in the shortest time. It is a new type of sports that integrates intelligence and physical ability and is full of interest, knowledge and competition. This sport focuses on cultivating students' ability to analyze and solve problems and use logical thinking, and at the same time teaching people how to correctly determine directions and use maps in the field, which is of great significance for training people's will and improving their intelligence and physical strength.
It is reported that since 2002, the National Student Orienteering Cross-country Championship has been held for 12 consecutive times. Zhenning County is the first county-level city to host the orienteering championship so far. Its outstanding advantages are its good ecological environment and open development concept. At the same time, Zhenning Autonomous County has a broad mass base in sports. Since 2004, from September to October every year, the "Guizhou Zhenning Huangguoshu International Half Marathon" has been held in Zhenning. So far, it has successfully held eight sessions. In addition, Zhenning Autonomous County is one of the most typical areas of karst landform development in Guizhou Province, with unique karst landform and good natural conditions for holding sports competitions such as orienteering and mountain sports. Zhenning has a subtropical humid monsoon climate, with no severe cold in winter and no heat in summer. The annual average temperature is 16.2 ℃, and the average temperature in July is 23.7 ℃. The climate conditions are superior, which provides a good climate environment for sports competitions, and also creates an excellent playing field space for athletes to play well during the competition.
By hosting this event, Zhenning County has fully demonstrated the regional charm of "Waterfall Town" in terms of ecology, climate, environment and humanity, and made important contributions to the popularization of geographical science knowledge, the building of sports tourism brands, the development of national fitness, the promotion of the development of surveying and mapping, and the further development of local economic, social, cultural and sports undertakings.
The team members prepare for the competition. (Photographed by Zhang Jinsong)
The women's middle school group of the mixed relay race started. (Photographed by Zhang Jinsong)
The team members of the mixed relay men's high school team of Hunan Changsha Lushan International Experimental School received the map at the handover area. (Photographed by Zhang Jinsong)
Members of the China University of Geosciences team of the Women's Undergraduate Team of the Mixed Relay Race (Beijing) receive the map at the handover area. (Photographed by Zhang Jinsong)
The players are in the game. (Photographed by Zhang Jinsong)
Players check the map on the way. (Photographed by Zhang Jinsong)
Members of all teams participating in the mapping and geographic information staff orienteering cross-country race are waiting for the competition. (Photographed by Zhang Jinsong)
The players in the mixed relay race reached the finish line. (Photographed by Zhang Jinsong)
The top three undergraduate B team members in the mixed relay race are on the podium. (Photographed by Zhang Jinsong)
The contestants check the results in front of the scoring electronic screen. (Photographed by Zhang Jinsong)
The chief referee of the competition was interviewed by media reporters. (Photographed by Zhang Jinsong)
The members of Changsha Railway No.1 Middle School took a group photo at the match site. (Photographed by Zhang Jinsong)
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