Overseas students play active part in sports activities
Updated: 2017-06-21


Overseas students from Shanghai University compete in the school badminton mixed doubles. [Photo from WeChat account SHU-ISU]

With the sports season in full swing at Shanghai University, overseas students have been playing their part in many of the contests taking place across campus.

Nine international students participated in the men's and women's singles and team events of the school table tennis tournament, which ran from May 9 to 12.

In the face of strong competition, the students stayed calm, tried their best to play, and finally claimed sixth place in men's team contest.

The badminton competition, held from May 8 to 11, also saw overseas students play an active part. Aside from ranking fifth in the team competition, the students also played well in the women's single, doubles and mixed doubles.


Team members of K-Mmatte pose for a group photo at the school football finals on May 26. [Photo from WeChat account SHU-ISU]

The football finals, held at the Baoshan Campus on May 26, saw a fierce competition between K-Mmatte and Shenma, representative teams of the overseas and Chinese students. Though the foreign youngsters lost the match 2-3, their performance won praise and approval from the crowd.

The students also took part in various cultural activities, such as the dragon boat race for overseas college students studying in Shanghai, an annual celebration for the Dragon Boat Festival which falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.

The traditional Chinese practice of tai chi has also enchanted many international scholars. Under the guidance of tai chi masters, the students delved into every move and gesture, and are confident to show off their talent to a broader audience in the near future.

A school endeavoring to promote a positive and international campus atmosphere, Shanghai University has provided its overseas students with a diverse range of cultural and sports activities, developed their abilities in an all-round way, and helped them to integrate into campus life.


Overseas students practice tai chi, the traditional Chinese exercise. [Photo from WeChat account SHU-ISU]

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