Beijing, 10 Oct (Zhongxin Net) -- Unknowingly, the 8th Asian Games in Hangzhou is nearing its end. From September 19rd to October 9th, the 23-day event is not only a sporting feast, but also a cultural feast. In addition to watching the competition, some strange and unpopular knowledge is also continuously exported as the schedule progresses - the Asian Games torch is windproof and rainproof, the opening ceremony is flavorful, and two champions can be born in one event... Take a closer inventory and you will find that the Hangzhou Asian Games are not only beautiful, but also magical.

Data map: Hangzhou Asian Games torch. Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Gang

Why is the torch protected from wind and rain?

The torch of the Hangzhou Asian Games is named "Fire Torch", which means inheritance. The birth of "fire" is inseparable from the blessing of "black technology". It is reported that the Hangzhou Asian Games torch uses a floating piece punch hole at the top, and a hidden air inlet is built inside. After laboratory tests, the "Firefire" can withstand 48 mm of rainfall and 11 level winds. There are more than a dozen patents for the entire torch design.

In addition to being afraid of wind and rain, the torch is also made with great care and materials. "Fire" adopts 1070 aluminum alloy spinning molding process, and the surface has undergone two processes: laser engraving and anodizing, which is not only lightweight, but also can be reused. The material of the grip is also made of a biomass composite material, which is environmentally friendly and lightweight, and easy to hold.

Not only that, all raw materials are digitally uploaded to the chain through blockchain technology, which can be traced and cannot be tampered with. This also ensures the authenticity and uniqueness of each torch.

Data map: On September 9, the opening ceremony of the 23th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang. Photo by Sheng Jiapeng, reporter of China News Agency

What does the opening ceremony taste like?

On the day of the opening ceremony, it was the autumnal equinox in China's 24 solar terms. When the theme song of "Together with Love" sounded in the main stadium of Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center, the petals of artificial osmanthus flowers fell from the sky above the stadium, and the scent of osmanthus flowers immediately emanated from the venue.

As the "city flower" of Hangzhou, the opening ceremony director team put forward the idea of letting the fragrance of hanging flowers float in the "big lotus". In order to make the idea come to fruition, more than 200 instruments for manufacturing osmanthus fragrance were placed in the stadium in advance, and through remote control, the refreshing fragrance filled the scene when the "osmanthus rain" fell.

The unique romantic elements of this Chinese allowed the 8,<> guests to see the beauty of Hangzhou, smell the "taste" of Hangzhou, and experience the autumn beauty of Hangzhou in an all-round way from the aspects of sight and smell.

Data map: On October 10, the men's 2m hurdles final of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Japan's Takayama Junno (left) and Kuwait's Jacob Juha (second from left) tied for first place in 110.13 seconds, and China's Xu Zhuoyi (third from left) won bronze in 41.13 seconds. Photo by China News Agency reporter Du Yang

Why two champions in one project?

At the men's 110m hurdles final, there was a very dramatic scene. Kuwait's Jacob and Japan's Takayama took the lead at the same time, with the timer showing that both took 13.41 seconds and the same thousandth percentile. It is reported that if in the final of the track and field event, there are two athletes who are tied for first place at the same time, and the results of the two athletes are accurate to the thousandth and cannot distinguish the winner or loser, the layoffs can choose to rematch or maintain the result of the competition.

After the judgment of the on-site judge, the men's 110m hurdles event of the Hangzhou Asian Games finally produced two gold medals, and the two athletes also stood on the highest podium at the same time.

According to the English abbreviation of the country (region) where the two gold medalists lived, the Japanese flag was hoisted above the Kuwaiti flag, and the Japanese national anthem was also played first. This scene is also quite rare in the world sports world.

Some netizens questioned how the athletes who tied for first place should share the gold medal. In general, for large-scale comprehensive sports events, the organizer will prepare a certain number of spare medals to prevent the embarrassing situation of the same results but not enough medals.

Data map: On October 10, the women's 1m hurdles final of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium, and China's Wu Yanni was disqualified for fouls. The picture shows Wu Yanni greeting the audience before the second start. Photo by Shi Chunyang

Why can you continue to race?

Another controversial scene also appeared in the track and field arena. In the women's 100m hurdles final, China's Wu Yanni and India's Yaraj were judged to have committed a running foul. Subsequently, the two protested to the referee, and after on-site negotiations, Wu Yanni and Yalagi returned to the starting line and finished the race.

According to the World Athletics Competition Rules and Technical Rules, if an athlete protests against a penalty for a running foul, the referee may, if he believes that the athlete's protest may be valid, allow the protesting athlete to complete the race and make a decision after the competition.

In the race of the day, Wu Yanni crossed the finish line for the second time. However, Wu Yanni's results were eventually cancelled due to the snatch, and India's Yaraj won the silver medal. (End)