Kazan Welcomes 14th World Wushu Championships at Opening Ceremony
On September 28th the Opening Ceremony of the 14th World Wushu Championships welcomed athletes, officials, spectators, and VIP guests at the Kazan Gymnastics Centre. Dynamic wushu performances from an elite Chinese team and the National Team of Russian Federation captivated the audience with thrilling action.
IWUF President Yu Zaiqing welcomed guests who had traveled from afar to attend the event, and other welcome speeches were given by Mr. Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Mr. Shamil Tarpishev, member of the IOC and President of Tennis Federation of Russia, Gleb Muzrukov, Vice President of the International and European Wushu Federations and President of the Wushu Federation of Russia, and Mr. Raymond Smith, President of the European Wushu Federation.
Spectators were also treated to festive traditional Tatarstan song and dance.