(Reporter Wan Jianhui) The schedule for 38 test matches of the 7th CISM Word Games has been confirmed. “The 7th CISM World Games Wrestling Test Match and 2019 National U17 International Wrestling Championship” is set to be held at the Gymnasium at Wuhan Vocational College of Software and Engineering on Canglong Island, Optics Valley. The event will also kick off the test matches of the Games.
It’s learnt from the Competition Dept. of the Wuhan Executive Commission on 20th that the 38 test matches will be scheduled from April to September this year, involving all 27 competitions planned by the Games. Xiao Hong, head of Division of Games Coordination of the department, said that all of the test matches will take place in the venues where the official competitions will be held in October to test the venue equipment and rehearse organization related work. The Executive Commission and all sports committees will be fully devoted into the organization of the test matches.
He Xinsheng, Director of Division of Games Coordination of the Competition Dept., said that since last year, the Division has screened and verified the test matches plans after collecting the plans submitted by all sports committees. It has also communicated with the General Administration of Sport of China and the relevant military people in charge to push forward the application and report of the test matches. In the meantime, seminars regarding test matches were held to discuss the preparations for the matches with each sport committee. Then, after reviewed and approved by the Party committee of the Executive Commission, the work plan for 38 test matches covering entire 27 sports was adopted.
According to the plan, the test matches for badminton, shooting and sailing will be held in April; for table tennis, judo, equestrian, men’s basketball and military pentathlon in May; for lifesaving, parachuting, boxing, and gymnastics in June; For naval pentathlon, aeronautical pentathlon and beach volleyball in August; and for women’s football, men’s volleyball, taekwondo, archery and fencing in September. In addition, the track and field and women’s basketball test matches are to be determined.
The wide range of test matches includes individual world championships, national tournament or championship, provincial and municipal annual competitions, and military-featured competitions. For instance, the men’s basketball test match is named “the Men’s Basketball Test Match of the 7th CISM World Games and 2019 Wuhan International Men’s Basketball Invitational Tournament”, judo test match is named “the Judo Test Match of the 7th CISM World Games and 2019 National Judo Junior Tournament”, lifesaving test match is named “the Lifesaving Test Match of the 7th CISM World Games and 2019 the 3rd Hubei Lifesaving Competition”, and table tennis test match is named “the Table Tennis Test Match of the 7th CISM World Games and 2019 Wuhan Junior Table Tennis Competition”.
It is told that nearly 6,000 athletes are expected to participate in the matches, and about 4,000 referees will be involved.
It’s learnt that during the test matches, separated tests will be conducted in terms of competition operation, venue operation, technical officials’ judgment, competition organization, landscape layout and visual presentation effect. The competition equipment and timing and scoring system, as well as personnel dispatched for the official Games such as domestic technical officials, local technical officials and auxiliary referees, will also be in place during the test matches. The central, provincial and municipal mainstream media and their affiliated new media will give systematical and in-depth reports on the event via columns, special topics and new media products.