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Inspiring entrepreneurial courage with sports charm, Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone Staff Sports League Badminton Tournament staged the strongest team spirit

With a crisp sound, a badminton spun at a high speed and broke through the air. Li Caixia lowered her body urgently to leave ample room for her partner, and her partner Huang Yongxiang stepped forward in time and slammed a smash. As the ball landed on the opponent’s court, the audience instantly burst into warm applause and applause. The two players gave a habitual high-five and concentrated on preparing for the next ball.

Li Caixia and Huang Yongxiang from Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Technology Center contributed to this wonderful scene in the 16-to-8 stage of the Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone Staff Sports League badminton match.

After winning a goal, Li Caixia and Huang Yongxiang high-five Photo: Yuan Yuan

On July 2, the 2022 Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone Staff Sports League Badminton Tournament, hosted by the Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone Federation of Trade Unions and undertaken by the Wuhan Sports Center, kicked off at the China Chegu National Fitness Center.

The Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone Staff Sports League has been held for 17 sessions since 2005. Badminton, as a “senior” project, has grown with the development of the Staff Sports League. It is understood that a total of 20 institutions, institutions, 28 enterprises, a total of 52 teams and more than 400 people participated in the competition this year.

The mixed team competition system stimulates sports enthusiasm and ignites the “team soul”

Badminton, as a popular sport that is suitable for all ages, has a broad mass base among the workers in Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone. In order to encourage more employees to participate in sports, the badminton competition adopts a mixed team system. Teams will compete in men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles, and finally decide the organization, institution group and enterprise group. top three of the group.

The players warm up before the competition. Photo: Yuan Yuan

The players warm up before the competition. Photo: Yuan Yuan

“Me and (Li Cai) Sister Xia are in the same unit, and we are also old partners, so we have cultivated a tacit understanding of cooperation.” Huang Yongxiang shared the strategy discussed with Li Caixia today, “Sister Xia is responsible for pressing forward as much as possible, and backcourt. Leave it to me.” The mixed doubles pair, who have been working together since 2018, successfully won the match and scored a point for their team to advance to the top 8. With the joint efforts of teammates, the Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Technology Center team finally achieved the third place tied for the third place in the enterprise group.

Li Caixia and Huang Yongxiang cooperated in the competition. Photo: Yuan Yuan

Li Caixia and Huang Yongxiang cooperated in the competition. Photo: Yuan Yuan

“We have been exploring how to more fully explore the enthusiasm of the employees to participate in the competition, so that all age groups and men and women can participate.” The person in charge of the badminton event said, “After the mixed team competition system was adopted this year, there are more employees, In particular, female employees have participated, who said that women are inferior to men?” According to statistics, about one-third of the contestants this year are female employees, an increase of 20%-30% compared with 2020.

The audience erupted in enthusiastic cheers Photo: Yuan Yuan

The audience erupted in enthusiastic cheers Photo: Yuan Yuan

With the holding of the employee sports league every year, the sports craze extends from employees to their families. Some employees’ families have also joined the sports associations in their respective units. The Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone employee sports league has become a part of the “national fitness”.

Men's Singles Photography: Yuan Yuan

Men’s Singles Photography: Yuan Yuan

Men's Doubles Photography: Yuan Yuan

Men’s Doubles Photography: Yuan Yuan

It is understood that in addition to badminton, the Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone Staff Sports League also has 7 sports including table tennis, basketball, football, tennis, swimming and skating. The competition will last until September. Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone Federation of Trade Unions has always adhered to the principle of serving employees and enterprises, using competition as a medium to unite employees from all walks of life.

Medals and trophies waiting to be picked up Photo: Yuan Yuan

Medals and trophies waiting to be picked up Photo: Yuan Yuan

Stimulating entrepreneurial courage with the charm of sports, if winning one good shot after another is the main theme of the arena, then overcoming one difficulty and achieving one goal after another is the main theme of China Chegu’s “Second Entrepreneurship and Restart”. The Staff Sports League has provided a healthy and professional platform for the employees of Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone to strengthen their physique, and has injected new vitality into their work with stronger cohesion and spirit.

(Correspondent Fan Jiamei Cai Xichao)

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