With his flight booked for tomorrow, the FISU president Claude-Louis Gallien had a lot of "thank yous" to say before he left Shenzhen.
"I want to extend our warmest thanks to our Chinese hosts for the huge work they've done during the games," Gallien said. "It's a tradition to say that the present Universiade is the best ever, but this time it's true."
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The Serbian men's basketball team beat Canada 68-55 to defend its Universiade title on Monday night, bringing its home country the first gold medal in Shenzhen.
Japan claimed the Universiade title for the fifth time after beating Great Britain 2-0 in the men's soccer final Monday night.
The Universiade has enhanced economic openness and accelerated communication with the world, the Shenzhen Social Science Academy's Vice-President, Huang Fayu, said on Saturday.
More than half the events at the Universiade have finished, and that means the Universiade Village is more than halfway through its brief but colorful life.
Since it opened on Aug 6, the Village has been operating smoothly, Xuan Zhuxi, the deputy mayor of the Village, said at a press conference.
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Not much was expected of the Chinese soccer team at the Summer Universiade as knockouts at the group stage have become routine for the country's national teams in recent years.
In head coach Masaki Ohira's eyes, Akito Kawamoto can rarely make Japan's starting lineup.
Team China ended their Universiade football dreams after losing 2-3 to Japan in the game's knockout stage at the Bao'an Stadium in Shenzhen Thursday night.
A group of 34 monks brought their Shaolin kungfu performance to the Universiade Village theater stage. Shaolin Kungfu in the Wind combines Chinese dance and martial arts. The group consists of kungfu masters aged 12 to 26.
Xia Danli logs on the official page for Shenzhen Universiade after she sits down at the office, and then begins her routine: replying to followers' messages, forwarding useful information on the host city and most importantly, reporting on the big games.