The 2018 World University American Football Championship ended at the stadium of Harbin University of Commerce at 8pm on 24thJune. Some leaders attended the closing ceremony. They are:Martin Doulton, International University Sports Federation EC; YANG Liguo, Vice President of International University Sports Federation, Vice President of Federation of University Sports of China; XING Aiguo, President of Organizing Committee, Vice Secretary General of the People’s Government of Heilongjiang; WANG Shuyun, Deputy Director of Heilongjiang Education Department; SUN Xianmin, Executive President of the Organizing Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee of Harbin University of Commerce; ZHENG Qiumei, Executive President of the Organizing Committee, President of Harbin University of Commerce; YANG Dianjun, Vice Executive President of the Organizing Committee, Deputy Secretary of the Party of Harbin University of Commerce;CHENG Wei, Vice President of Harbin University of Commerce;
ZHANG Zhijun, Vice President of Harbin University of Commerce;JIANG Guofeng, Secretary of the Commission for Discipline Inspection;LI Xiaomei, Chairman of the Labor Union of Harbin University of Commerce;At the same time, China University Sports Association officials , the leaders from The People’s Government of Heilongjiang and The People’s Government of Harbin, the representatives of cooperative departments and the media reporters attended the closing ceremony as well.
ZHENG Qiumei, Executive President of 2018 World University American Football Championship, President of Harbin University of Commerce, presided over the closing ceremony.
During 11 days of intense competition, Mexico won the championship, America, Japan, Korea and China gained the Second, the Third, the Fourth and the Fifth respectively. The athletes sweat on the field, released vitality of youth, demonstrating their belief of "self-confidence, self-improvement and enterprising”, presenting the sports sprit of "higher, faster and stronger", showing a sense of rules, team awareness, tenacious struggle and courage to win. It played the song of solidarity, mutual assistance and mutual encouragement of friendship in the fierce competition.
The solemn award ceremony was held in the beautiful melody of Chinese traditional music “Jasmine”. The presenters, Martin Doulton, Yang Liguo, Xing Aiguo, Wanf Shuyun, Sun Xianmin, Zheng Qiumei, Yang Dianjun, Cheng Wei, Zhang Zhijun, Jiang Guofeng, and Li Xiaomei, presented the participating countries with certificates and medals. Yang Liguo presented HUC with Outstanding Contribution Award, and the presenters presented the partner enterprise with prize.
Sun Xianmin, the Executive President of 2018 FISU World University American Football Championship Organizing Committee, and the President of Harbin University of Commerce delivered speech with warm applause.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, Sun Xianmin sincerely appreciated FISU, FUSC, Heilongjiang Province Government, Harbin City Government, all players, referees, coaches, all staff, media, journalists, and the volunteers especially. Sun Xianmin said that 2018 FISU World University American Football Championship has been fully completed. The players from five countries strove to succeed, showed
excellent competitive level and good spirit, and interpreted the charm of American football, as well as brought the youth’s confidence with them. The Closing Ceremony was not the end of the game, but it was the beginning of spreading friendship and surpassing dreams.He hoped that they would remember Harbin, Harbin University of Commerce, and the beautiful summer.
On behalf of the FISU and CISCA, Martin Doulton, FISU EC, appreciated the positive attitude of OC, players, coaches, the fair competition and full devotion of the competitors, and the volunteers’ enthusiasm and their sunny smiles. He said that the game was coming to the end, but it was full of beautiful memory, and hoped that we would meet in Hungary in 2020.
Yang Liguo, the Vice President of FISU and FUSC declared the closing of 2018 FISU World University American Football Championship.
In the anthem of the FISU, the flag of the FISU slowed down. Ms. Anna, the representative of Hungarian American Football Federation, took the flag of the FISU, and delivered a speech with great passion.
2018 FISU World University American Football Championship has been completed successfully till now.