Time: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Location: East Sports Field
On April 29, 2018, the opening ceremony of 61st Ma Yuehan Cup and track and field competition took place. At 8:00 am, the opening ceremony began with the first year students from different schools and departments and the Tsinghua alumni marching into the East Sports Field in a parade block. While marching in, all the schools and departments chanted their own slogan.
The performances began at 8:20. Tsinghua Primary School students, Tsinghua Middle School and High School Students, and Tsinghua University students all participated in the performances. These performances consisted of all different types, including Chinese martial arts, jump rope, and dancing acts. All the performances were amazing, and they showed a lot of heart, hard work, and skill. The opening ceremony ended with the President of Tsinghua University Qiu Yong’s announcing that the 61st Ma Yuehan Cup track and field competition has officially begun.
At 9:00, the best event of the day began with the mixed track relay. Throughout the morning, many close races took place, and had many outstanding athletes coming out and others coming into the finish line with a less desired time. Even though not everyone was able to win their personal races and competitions, everyone showed great determination, sportsmanship, and heart.
With the end of this year’s Ma Yuehan Cup track and field competition, let’s all look forward to next year’s competition.
By Celina Jiang