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Heilongjiang promotes public fitness

Updated : 2018-08-10

By ( chinadaily.com.cn )

A celebration event marking the “Nationwide Fitness Day” took place in Harbin, capital city of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province on Aug 8.

This year is the 10th anniversary of the “Nationwide Fitness Day” in China, an effort to encourage the public to do more exercise and improve physical and mental health.

Various fitness items were demonstrated during the celebration event, including performances of skateboarding, roller skating, radio calisthenics and traditional taichi.

The event features a torch relay ceremony, which was carried out by 40 torch bearers who once served the 2008 Olympic Games.

Additionally, the Heilongjiang Youth Speed Roller Skating Championship was held in Harbin Qingnian Square on the same day. A total of 319 participants from 23 teams in Heilongjiang competed during the competition.

The celebration event was sponsored by Heilongjiang Provincial Government.

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A celebration event marking the “Nationwide Fitness Day” takes place in Harbin on Aug 8. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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 Young speed skaters compete at Heilongjiang Youth Speed Roller Skating Championship in Harbin Qingnian Square on Aug 8. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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Torch bearers light the torch at a torch relay ceremony held in Harbin on Aug 8. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

 

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