Huzhou, September 9 (Hu Fengsheng) On September 9, the Huzhou Station of the 9th Asian Games Torch Relay in Hangzhou was held in Huzhou, Zhejiang Province.

The starting ceremony of the day was set in the South Square of Huzhou Administrative Center, along Renhuangshan Road-Taihu Road-Jintian Road-Olympic Sports Center-Tongxin Road-Taihu Road, Huzhou City, and finally reached the South Taihu Moon Square to hold a fire closing ceremony, with a total length of 9.5 kilometers.

Hangzhou Asian Games Huzhou Station torch relay launched. Photo by Hu Fengsheng

The 19th Asian Games Torch Relay in Hangzhou featured 170 torchbearers in Huzhou. The first is Huzhou Olympic champion Zhou Suhong, who won the 1 Athens Olympic Women's Volleyball Championship and the 2004 Women's Volleyball World Cup for China, and the last stick is Li Rongxiang, known as the "Asian Javelin King", who participated in the Asian Games three times and won one gold and two bronzes.

Zhou Suhong at the torch relay. Photo courtesy of Hangzhou Asian Organizing Committee

After the torch relay, Zhou Suhong said in an interview with the media, "I am very excited to be able to return to my hometown and participate in the torch relay as the first torchbearer, and I feel like stepping on the field again. It is a great honor for me to be able to participate in the Asian Games in a different way, from the field to the field. ”

The second torchbearer is Wang Yucheng, secretary of the party branch of Yucun Village, Tianhuangping Town, Anji County, Huzhou City.

During the torch relay, the two torchbearers took on the unique posture of the Chinese women's volleyball team: one smash ball, one cushion ball. Zhou Suhong said that this symbolizes the spirit of the women's volleyball team and passes on the torch. "I will cheer for my junior sisters on the field, and I hope that they can show their spirit and win a precious gold medal for the Chinese team." Zhou Suhong said.

"The 'force' contained in this smash is very heavy." After the torch relay, Wang Yucheng said in an interview that receiving the torch from the Olympic champion was also inheriting the spirit of sportsmanship. Wang Yucheng said that as the birthplace of the concept of "green water and green mountains are golden mountains and silver mountains", he should take over this baton and create an international display window for Yucun.

After the torch relay of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, it will be relayed in Jiaxing, Shaoxing, Ningbo, Zhoushan, Taizhou, Wenzhou, Lishui, Jinhua and Quzhou in Zhejiang Province, and returned to Hangzhou on September 9 and completed the last relay, with more than 20,2000 torchbearers participating in the whole relay process. (End)