Tsinghua's Wang Yu to hold national flag at opening

Updated: 2011-08-12 06:55


SHENZHEN, South China - Tsinghua University's high jumper Wang Yu was selected to hold the national flag for the Chinese delegation at the opening ceromony of the 26th World Summer University Games at Shenzhen, officials told Xinhua on Thursday night.

Wang, who will turn 20 in a week, represented the Chinese student athletes to receive the national flag from Hao Ping, the leader of the Chinese delegation, when the team was formed up at Beijing on August 1.

His best mark was 2.28 meters and was the national champion when he was in the middle school.

About Shenzhen

Shenzhen is located at the southern tip of the Chinese mainland on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Pearl River and neighbors Hong Kong.

The brainchild of Deng Xiaoping, the country's first special economic zone was established here by the Chinese Government in 1980. It has been a touchstone for China's reform and opening-up policy since then.