Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWO CENTS -

“The big wooden di­a­bolo is over 10 kilo­grams, and the wind makes play­ing more dif­fi­cult.”

So said Zhao Ji­aqing, the judge of this year’s Guangnei Di­a­bolo Cup In­vi­ta­tional Tour­na­ment, which was held in Bei­jing Huimin School, Xicheng district, on Septem­ber 22. Play­ing the di­a­bolo is an in­tan­gi­ble cul­tural her­itage of China. Over 400 con­tes­tants par­tic­i­pated in the com­pe­ti­tion, in­clud­ing 18 for­eign stu­dents from the US, Ger­many, the UK, Kenya and other coun­tries. A Brazil­ian stu­dent named Lu­cas has been in Bei­jing for only half a year, but through “pro­mot­ing di­a­bolo to cam­pus,” he got to know this tra­di­tional Chi­nese sport and fell in love with play­ing di­a­bolo. (Source: Bei­jing Morn­ing Post)

Il­lus­tra­tions: Peter C. Espina/GT

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