Lin Shiling, a girl from Quanzhou, will carry the Olympic torch at the Summer Palace tomorrow
“The Winter Olympics were held in China for the first time, and Beijing was the first Olympic city in the world.As quanzhou people, to participate in the torch relay, very excited, very meaningful!”On February 3, in Beijing convention center and quanzhou evening News reporter line, Quanzhou girl Lin Shiling tone full of joy and pride.On February 4, Lin will take part in the torch relay at the Summer Palace in Beijing.Later, the torch will light the main torch tower at the National Stadium to kick off Beijing’s Winter Olympics moment.Lin Shiling, born in 1995, was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Youth Leadership Program.I studied in Quanzhou Experimental Middle School and Quanzhou No.5 Middle School respectively. In 2013, I was admitted to Jiangnan University as an English major.During the summer vacation of 2016, Lin Shiling worked as an intern in Quanzhou Evening News, where she collected and wrote many news articles and was well received by her instructors.After graduating from university in 2017, I went to work in Anta Company.In January 2020, Lin enrolled in the Master’s program of Sports Management at University of San Francisco and will graduate in December 2021.”During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, when the torch passed through Quanzhou, we were in class, but we were out of our minds.”Lin told reporters that when she was in her first year of junior high school, almost every student wanted to watch the torch relay. Her teacher comforted the students by saying, “You are also patriotic to study hard.”At that time, Lin Could not have imagined that 14 years later, she would become a torchbearer.At the end of 2020, the IOC will select members of the IOC Young Leaders Programme for all countries and regions in the world.Launched in 2016, the program selects more than 20 young people from around the world every two to three years to promote sports culture.In February 2021, the IOC launched the third batch of the 2021-2024 Young Leaders Programme.Lin was one of 25 young people selected from more than 3,000 applicants from around the world.These young people come from 25 countries and regions around the world, and 13 of them are women.Lin is also the first mainlander to be included in the program since its inception.According to Lin, the IOC will arrange online training courses every month after being selected for the Young Leaders Program.One of the main functions of the programme is to train young people under 30 who are interested in sports and can better spread the Olympic spirit and culture.Therefore, the selected youth are mainly athletes and researchers in different sports fields;Another function is to contribute to regional peace and development through sport.For example, we can help poverty alleviation and achieve sustainable development by combining the development of grassroots sports projects in our respective countries and communities.Previously, Lin participated in the research of China sports Intangible Cultural Heritage and poverty alleviation through sports at the Sports Industry Center of Tsinghua University.”Quanzhou’s Five Ancestors boxing, for example, carries many quanzhou culture and elements. It can also be regarded as a sports sport with Quanzhou characteristics.Minorities, remote areas, there is no more capital, sites, equipment, didn’t also the way to carry out the learning and training, competition, but they also have the characteristics of local sports, how to better develop combined with local culture, customs, and don’t have to spend a lot of costs, such as in the villages, and can be carried out at the grassroots level of sports, make sports and economic integration, attract more people to participate in,To achieve poverty alleviation through sports is the direction I may devote myself to in the future.”The torch relay for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games kicks off at Beijing Winter Olympic Park on the second day of the Chinese New Year on February 2.It is understood that in the past, the torch relay usually chose open roads, but this time, under the backdrop of the normalized prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, the torch relay chose a relatively closed space.The torch relay was carried in the Summer Palace, The Olympic Forest Park and the Grand Canal Forest Park in Beijing on February 4.The torch, carried by 1,200 torchbearers over the past three days, will light the main torch tower at the National Stadium on Thursday evening, ushering in an exciting moment for the Beijing Winter Olympics.Lin Shiling is the 16th torchbearer of the Summer Palace.”My torch relay will run between 8 and 9 o ‘clock and I will run more than 100 meters as planned.”Lin shiling, who likes sports and works out three or four times a week, is looking forward to the torch relay.