Eight minutes of art performance, opened by Sun Yang. Sun Yang took the jellyfish JELLY (Qili) as the mascot of this World Championship. He welcomed athletes from all over the world to Hangzhou for the competition. He also showed good English, which stimulated the enthusiasm of the audience and ignited the atmosphere.
Hangzhou is a city with deep swimming gene and a place of pilgrimage for sportsmen. Its sports spirit and culture are accumulated from one event to another. The Short Pool World Championship held in the historical intersection period of the Asian Games before the Post-Summit is another excellent opportunity to show Hangzhous unique charm to the world. The main teams attempts and explorations in science, technology and humanities are not only for the Short Pool World Championship, but also for the 2022 Asian Games four years later.
Luo Xuejuan, a former Chinese swimmer who is about to welcome her second child, will appear at the last moment of the literary and artistic performance. Sun Yang also came to present flowers for her. They, together with a group of children, said, Love in Hangzhou, hope in the future, water is our world. The slogan declares the 2018 Short Pool World Championship officially open.