Bach congratulates Gou Zhongwen, chairman of the International Wushu Federation

 Bach congratulates Gou Zhongwen, chairman of the International Wushu Federation

You carry on the long history of Wushu and carry it forward in modern times, making martial arts a truly global sport in contemporary times, Bach said in the video. I would like to express my sincere thanks and high respect to the global Wushu family for all your contributions to the dissemination of the Olympic values and spirit shared by all: excellence, friendship, respect and solidarity. You know how to embrace change, develop (martial arts) sports through continuous innovation, and give full play to its positive role in social life.

Bach said that as Wushu becomes the official competition item of the 2026 Dakar Youth Olympic Games, he believes that the International Wushu Federation will surely achieve more brilliant achievements in the future.

The International Wushu Federation was founded on October 3, 1990. Its aim is to promote and develop Wushu in various forms all over the world.

Gou Zhongwen, chairman of the International Wushu Federation and director of the General Administration of sport of China, reviewed the development and achievements of the International Wushu Federation in the past 30 years. After 30 years of hard work, Wushu has taken root and flourished all over the world, he said. The IWA has developed into an international sports organization with 155 member associations on five continents. Wushu has successfully entered the comprehensive games such as the Youth Olympic Games, the World University Games and the world games. The headquarters of the International Wushu Federation has moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, the capital of the Olympic Games. The international popularity and influence of Wushu have been continuously improved.

Since its establishment 30 years ago, the International Wushu Federation has always been committed to Developing Wushu into an Olympic sport, a healthy lifestyle shared by all over the world.

We have witnessed the exciting historical moment that Wushu has become an official event in the Olympic series. Yu Zaiqing said.

The theme of the series of celebration activities for the 30th anniversary of the founding of the International Wushu Federation (IFA) is Celebrating the birthday together, participating in Wushu and sharing health. Influenced by the new crown epidemic situation, the series of activities mainly focus on cloud celebration. From September 15 to October 30, the five themes of cloud exhibition, cloud changing head portrait, cloud reminiscence, cloud Q & A and cloud blessing were carried out successively.

Source: responsible editor of Xinhua News Agency: Wang Chengcheng_ NB12651