China Paragliding Accuracy League kicks off in Qinzhou
The "ShengjingMountain Cup" China Paragliding Accuracy League 2018 (Guangxi Qinzhou) kicked off at Wanghailing International Paragliding Base in Dasi town, Qinbei district, Qinzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on Nov 7, attracting 48 contestants from all over the country.
The opening ceremony for the "ShengjingMountain Cup" China Paragliding Accuracy League 2018 (Guangxi Qinzhou) is held on Nov 7. [Photo/gxnews.com.cn]
Paragliding is one of the most fashionable and leisurely aviation sports, and is also one of the eight non-Olympic projects this year to enter the Asian Games for the first time.
As an emerging sporting event, after nearly 20 years of development in the country it has seen its popularity soar.
The paragliding accuracy game, also known as the precision landing game or the target game, makes a competition of contestants trying to land as close to a predetermined target as possible.
One of the constants is ready to fly. [Photo/gxnews.com.cn]
In January 2018, Dasi town was selected as the "Flying Town" based on its unique flight environment. After construction and testing flights, Wanghailing International Paragliding Base was built into a mature flight venue integrating farming, fruit picking, camping, fishing, hiking and other recreational activities.
The paragliding accuracy league is the first national aviation sports paragliding professional game since the construction of Wanghailing International Paragliding Base.
The event has increased Qinzhou's visibility and influence and provided support in building a city integrating sports and cultural tourism.
The official listing of Wanghailing International Paragliding Base further promoted the economy and development of "Flying Town". Guangxi will introduce professional teams to carry out flying experiences and training, as well as develop entertainment projects such as B&B travel, farmhouse stays, camping, and special village culture festivals.
A paraglider takes off from the mountains overlooking the area. [Photo/gxnews.com.cn]
In recent years, Qinzhou has attached great importance to the development of the sports industry while vigorously developing its economic construction. It has successfully hosted a group of international sports events such as the Gree UCI Worldtour tour of Guangxi, the World Boxing Championship and the Beach Volleyball World Tour.
Through a series of large-scale sports events, Qinzhou's international popularity and influence have been rapidly improved, and the city image of Qinzhou elevated, which has promoted the rapid development of culture, sports, tourism and other industries while enhancing the national fitness and all-for-one tourism development.