3X3 FISU World University League 2017 Finals kick off in Xiamen
On the morning of September 14th, the opening ceremony of the 3X3 FISU World University League 2017 Finals was held in Huaqiao University. 32 teams from five continents are taking part in the competition which runs from September 14th to 17th .
The freshman Zhang Xun, who was still carrying his suitcase in his hands, said, “The first basketball jersey I bought when I was at junior high school was Yao Ming’s. The jersey was printed Yao.”
At the opening ceremony, Mr. Leons Eder, FISU’s First Vice President, said,the power of idols is infinite. He thanked Yao Ming for his coming to the opening ceremony of the league finals. He said, Yao Ming is the idol of many young people around the world. His presence must attract more and more students to participate in the 3X3 League and take up physical exercise.
Yao Ming said, "I hope this game can give you all more opportunities and dreams that bring colour to your university's sports-life. Huaqiao University is a traditional basketball school with a long history. I also deeply appreciate the investment for Huaqiao University in basketball.”
“Xiamen is really a beautiful and pleasant city, especially for a variety of sports events, such as outdoor projects. I wish the finals a complete success and all the athletes not only achieve excellent results but also have a good time in Xiamen.”
The 3X3 FISU World University League is an international college student sports events sponsored by the International University Sports Federation and hosted by the Federation of University Sports of China and Huaqiao University. Of all the individual sports events with a general international operation, only 3X3 FISU World University League is classified as a brand event.