The joy of winning the championship was photographed by Gui Song, an intern reporter
Deng Xiuyu, deputy governor of the state government, presented medals to the award-winning athletes. Photographed by Cai Dingping, reporter of our newspaper
Long Mei, who came from Liupanshui City, studied at Guizhou Medical University and won the championship of the women's professional group in the long-distance race, was interviewed. Photographed by intern reporter Gui Song
Athletes start from the starting point, intern Dai Yu
Athletes run in the woods to search for orientation points Photographed by our reporter Cai Dingping
Qianxinan, China (intern reporter Wei Huan) On July 22, the 2016 National Student Orienteering Championships' long-distance, medium-distance, and point competitions began in Lvyin Village and Mabe Village, Dingxiao Town, Yilong Experimental Zone. A total of 1500 junior high school, high school, and college students from all over the country participated in the competitions of 20 groups. After more than three hours of fierce competition, 44 players played well and won the championship.
It is understood that this competition is divided into 20 groups, including junior high school male (female) group, junior high school male (female) elite group, senior high school male (female) elite group, college male (female) elite group, junior college male (female) group and undergraduate male (female) group. The long distance race is 5000 to 8000 meters, and the middle distance race is 800 to 1500 meters. The point race is for the contestants to plan and design the route within the specified time limit, taking into account various factors, and set out to find as many target points as possible. After more than three hours of fierce competition, 44 contestants, including Zhou Hongcheng from Changsha Nanya Middle School, Long Mei from Guizhou Medical University, Tian Weilong from Yunnan Communications Vocational and Technical College and Yu Xiaofan from Peking University, won the championship in 20 groups respectively.
At the awarding ceremony, Deng Xiuyu, the deputy governor of the state government, and others presented the award to the contestants who won the first, second and third place. Yang Jiangmei, the secretary general of the Orienteering Branch of the China University Sports Association, awarded the plaque "Best Field of the National Students Orienteering Championship" to the Buma Forest Farm in Yilong Experimental Area.