By now, almost all of us know that the upcoming Summer Universiade 2021 will be held in the Chengdu City of China. The preparations for the Universiade has already begun in Chengdu city. It was the decision of FISU officials to select Chengdu for hosting the Summer Universiade. It will be the 31st Summer Universiade, as the 1st one was organized in the year 1959. And since then, the Universiade is being organized every 2 years. Chengdu city is not new when it comes to organizing different types of sports and cultural events. As in the past also, Chengdu has hosted around 56 International events. Being a multi-sport event for the athletes and participants from different universities, the 2021 Summer Universiade also has several sports events that will get hosted by Chengdu.
If you are interested in sports or you want to participate in any of the sports or events which are going to held in 2021 Summer Universiade, then you should get the information related to it. As you all know that there are some sports in Summer Universiade which are compulsory. So, some of the sports which are compulsory in the 31st Summer Universiade which will be held in Chengdu, China are Judo, Taekwondo, Gymnastics, Basketball, Soccer, Athletics, Fencing, Tennis, Volleyball, and Water Sports. Below, we have also shared information about some of these sports.
Summer Universiade 2021 Sports and Participation
We have already mentioned about the compulsory sports that will be held in the 2021 Summer Universiade. So, if you are planning to participate in any of these, you should start your preparation now only. Other than the sports which we have mentioned above, there can be three optional sports also which can be selected by the country which is organizing the Universiade. So, it is on China to decide which three other sports they want to be there in the Summer Universiade.
Talking about the participants, so you should know that there are around 9000 participants who are going to participate in the multi-sports Summer Universiade 2021. These participants are from around 150 different countries. In every Summer Universiade, the participants from different countries participate in various sports. All these participants are students from different universities from these different countries in the world.
Some of the sports that are going to be there in the Summer Universiade 2021 are:
Badminton: You should know that earlier Badminton was not among the Summer Universiade Sports. But later on, in the year 2007, it was incorporated. There are both singles and doubles match and both males and females can participate in it.
- Basketball: It is one of the compulsory sports of Summer Universiade. And there is one more reason behind its compulsion. The reason is that Basketball was introduced to the Universiade in the very first year only which was in 1959. And since then, the participants are participating and playing this sport in Summer Universiad. Earlier it was said to be only for men, but later on, in the year 1961, women were also allowed to participate in this sport.
- Fencing: Just like basketball, fencing is also one of the Summer Universiade sports which is there from the year 1959 only. If you are good at fencing, and you are among one of those countries or universities which are participating in the Chengdu Universiade, then go ahead and participate in this sport.
- Gymnastics – This sport was introduced in the Universiade in the year 1963, and it was made a compulsory event then. Later on, it was removed and then was again added in the year 1979. Many types of gymnastics were introduced in the Universiade, like artistic gymnastics, aerobic gymnastics, and rhythmic gymnastics.
How to participate in the Summer Universiade 2021?
For participating in the Summer Universiad 2021, first of all, you should try to get all the required information about the Summer Universiad 2021. And that information you can get only from the official website which is http://www.2021chengdu.com/en/. The universities and the colleges should send their requests and details to the Summer Universiade preparatory committee via email so that they can help them in participating in the Summer Universiad 2021. Participating in the Summer Universiade 2021 will help in the development of the students in sports at the international level. It is also being said that Universiade is considered as the stepping stone for the participants who are preparing for the Olympic Games.