Chengdu 2021 FISU Games Torch 'Rong Huo' Makes International Debut in Chengdu
"Rong Huo", the torch of the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games (Chengdu 2021 FISU Games) made its international debut in Chengdu on the evening of 31 August as the Games draws near.
"Rong Huo", literally the Chengdu Flame, uses Chengdu's nickname "Rong" and can be interpreted as "harmony" in Chengdu dialect. The four gradient colours - rich red, bright yellow, lake blue and jade green - as an integrated whole reflect the "sustainable, smart, spirited, and sharing" spirit of the Games.
The front of "Rong Huo" takes Sichuan's giant panda as the main design element, while its top features Chengdu's city logo "Golden Sun Bird". The mesh near the top takes the shape of bamboo leaves, which can both meet the demand for air intake and incorporate the symbolic meaning of the giant panda.
This torch adopts a combustion technology program based on aero engine technologies to ensure the stability and greenness of the combustion process. The program also considers the shape characteristics of the torch to optimise processes of fuel injection and air mixing, thus making the bright yellow flame dance more elegantly. Raw materials involved are all recyclable.
Leonz Eder, acting president of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), delivered a speech via video link on the site that night. "Thanks for the unique design for the 2021 FISU World University Games flame. The birth of 'Rong Huo' is the perfect embodiment of the vision and spirit of the 2021 FISU World University Games. The flame bearers are messengers of the FISU flame and sportsmanship. The flame relay is a 'relay of dreams' to pass on the FISU World University Games spirit among us all," he said. Mr. Eder also expressed his expectations for the Games.
Olympic champions and world champions like Gao Min, Zhang Shan, and Chen Jing attended the event as well.
Chengdu 2021 FISU Games ambassadors including Feng Zhe, Jiang Wenwen, and Jiang Tingting demonstrated customised clothes for flame bearers and guard runners. Gold medallists at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games such as Yang Qian, Wang Shun, and Zou Jingyuan sent their blessings for the torch release via video link.
Meanwhile, vehicles designated for the Flame Relay were officially announced for the first time.
Also, special exhibitions featuring "Rong Huo" will be held in Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Chongqing, and other cities in China to make more people understand the Games and love Chengdu.