From Michael Johnson to Liu Xiang, many super stars started their career from the Universiade. The Shenzhen Universiade also saw a number of rising stars who would probably shine at 2012 London Olympics.
There are rounds of Mexican waves warming up the Window of the World, a theme park here in Shenzhen, which is also the main stadium for the closing ceremony of the Shenzhen 2011 Universiade.
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 Shenzhen Universiade closing ceremony at the Window of the World on August,23th would be a carnival for the young people of the world, organizers said.
In response to the recent report alleging Shenzhen municipality allocated 300 billion yuan to finance the Universiaide ($ 47 billion) and would have to face its first financial deficit, an official with Shenzhen municipality's finance committee said "the report is misleading and against the principle of holding a 'frugal Universiade'.
The Brazilian women's volleyball team did not face much difficulty against its Chinese opponent in the women's volleyball final, dropping three straight sets (25-17, 25-12, 25-17) for a quick win Sunday night at the Universiade in Shenzhen.
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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