Athletes compete for honors at international traditional Wushu event

World Today

More than 2,000 martial arts athletes from around the world have given their best performances for a traditional Wushu competition in east China’s Anhui Province.

Hailed as an Olympic-level event for the martial arts in the world, the 6th World Traditional Wushu Championship includes various bare handed wushu styles as well as routines with weapons.

In addition to events for individual routines, the Wushu championship, which lasts through Wednesday in the city of Chizhou – also features dual and group events. Chinese and overseas athletes compete in different groups.

Chinese-American tourist Wu Zhaohui said martial arts exercise helps him achieve “discipline, unity, respect, and humility”.

Athletes compete for honors at international traditional wushu event

More than 2,000 martial arts athletes from around the world have given their best performances for a traditional wushu competition in east China's Anhui Province.