#Usportchallenge Short Video Contest Successfully Concluded

CHENGDU, CHINA – Media OutReach – 24 December 2021 – With 49,033 sports fans joining in and 12 million votes from the
public, the #Usportchallenge Short Video Contest came to a successful conclusion
with 52,429 submitted videos and 1.06 billion global views.

The challenge launched by
the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games in collaboration with FISU was
made available on 2021Chengdu.com, Douyin, Weibo, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook,
and YouTube. Twenty videos were finally selected through public voting and
judgment by FISU and the Chengdu 2021 FISU Games Executive Committee, and the
creators were honored with the title of FISU Digital Workout Star.

“Overall,
this challenge showed the strong and united spirit of the global university
sports movement,” FISU reported.

With Chinese and English
channels, the social media challenge received an overwhelming response from
home and abroad. Sports lovers from Italy, Poland, Spain, Russia, the
Netherlands, Singapore, Austria, Uganda, Brazil, among others, showed great
talent and creativity in their works. Professional athletes were also involved
in this contest.

FISU
Student Ambassador Aupal Emmanuel submitted a video without a word and won more
than 130,000 votes and over 100 comments on the website of the Chengdu 2021
FISU Games. He realised his dream across the equator in Chengdu online this
time, making the slogan “Chengdu makes dreams come true” a reality. His story
has encouraged global enthusiasm, passion and friendship to gather in Chengdu
across time and space.

Also, Chengdu’s Sister
Cities, sports federations of different countries, and over 300 universities
worldwide supported this challenge with great enthusiasm, contributing to the
largest number of participating Sister Cities and the most frequently
interacted online event ever.

Manfred Grubauer, chairman
of Linz Tourism, registered as a user of the official website of the Chengdu
2021 FISU Games and shared a rowing video. Through this global challenge,
Chengdu has provided a platform for extensive interaction and comprehensive
exchanges among Sister Cities and further deepened the friendship between
Chengdu and Linz, he admitted.

The Chengdu 2021 FISU Games
website hopes that in the coming year participants and audiences will cross
language barriers and transcend the distance between time and space to meet in
Chengdu and make dreams come true.

#Usportchallenge #Chengdu2021FISUWorldUniversityGames

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