Parade for Local Universiade Athletes to Take Place This Afternoon
A parade honoring Taiwan’s athletes who took part in the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei will take place in the afternoon of August 31. The Taiwanese heroes of the major international sports event will congregate at Civic Plaza, so don’t miss the chance to see them in person!The “Taiwan Heroes’ Grand Parade” will arrive at Civic Plaza in front of city hall at approximately 5:30 PM. The organizers have also planned a series of shows and performances on the main stage starting at 4:30 PM. Performers include the cheer leading squad from Shih Hsin University and Kainan Vocational School Marching Band, among others.Weight-lifting medalist and world-record breaker Kuo Hsing-chun and keeper of Asian record of javelin throw Cheng Chao-tsun will be addressing the audience on behalf of the participating athletes. Mayor Ko Wen-je and Minister of Sports Lin Te-fu will also express their gratitude to athletes, staff, and volunteers who are the keys to the success of the Universiade.The organizers will also play footages of the Universiade to allow participants to relive the exciting moments of the games. Free limited version ROC mini flags will also be given away at the venue.Taiwanese athletes showed outstanding performances at the 2017 Universiade, claiming a total of 26 gold medals, 34 silver medals, and 30 bronze medals. This ranked Taiwan third place on the rank of total medals won during this international competition, which is also the top record for Taiwan at the Universiade.