Farmers’ Sports Meet held in ITL Park
The Farmers' Sports Meet of the 2nd Greater Xi'an Farmers' Day was held in the Xi'an International Trade and Logistics (ITL) Park on March 9. More than 400 farmer athletes from throughout Xi'an, divided into 12 teams, participated.
The opening ceremony for the Farmers' Sports Meet of the 2nd Greater Xi'an Farmers' Day. [Photo/itl.gov.cn]
The competition adheres to the philosophy of being "close to agriculture and life, while highlighting agricultural tastes." It consists of a 100-meter dragon boat race, returning granules to a warehouse, and diverting water into a field.
"The event is interesting because it mimics the reality of rural life," said an athlete from Zhouzhi county.
Ma Xuanli, deputy director of the management committee of ITL Park, said the event is not only a platform for Xi'an farmers to showcase their skills, but is also a precursor to the 14th National Games.
In the future, ITL Park will continue holding sporting events to help build Shaanxi into an athletic powerhouse, Ma added.