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Changshu hosts international diabolo competition

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-08-14 15:56
A contestant displays diabolo skills during the "Golden Bamboo Award" International Diabolo Invitational Competition in Changshu city, East China's Jiangsu province, Aug 8, 2019. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The "Golden Bamboo Award" International Diabolo Competition was held at Changshu city sports center in East China's Jiangsu province on Aug 8 in celebration of National Fitness Day.

A total of 800 diabolo lovers from China, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, US and Belgium attended the competition.

Top diabolo masters showed off their skills during the opening ceremony of the competition, including Ji Yongxun from Southeast China's Taiwan province. He has performed in many TV shows, as well as the 2019 CCTV Spring Festival Gala.

Diabolo, also known as Chinese yo-yo, is a skilled activity that involves the balancing and maneuvering of a spinning top using a length of string tied to a pair of wooden sticks. It has been listed as a national-level intangible cultural heritage in China.

The competition was organized by Changshu Diabolo Sports Association, LingyunJinzhu (Changshu) Diabolo Art Base, and the Union of Western and Eastern Sports Education.

A contestant displays diabolo skills during the "Golden Bamboo Award" International Diabolo Invitational Competition in Changshu city, East China's Jiangsu province, Aug 8, 2019. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
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