Over 600 athletes from ethnic minority groups gathered in Bengbu, Anhui province on November 19 for the 8th Sports Meet for Ethnic Minorities of Anhui.
Sponsored by the provincial government, the sports meeting featured 59 events in eight categories including martial arts, wrestling, croquet, high-speed racing and gyro.
The games attracted nearly 1300 athletes, coaches and referees from around the eastern Chinese province. Among them, 643 athletes hail from 20 ethnic groups including Hui, Man, Mongolian and Zhuang.
This year’s sports meet set a record whether in terms of scale, number of events or number of participants.