On the morning of May 23, 2017 the Competition of Nationwide Farmer Fitness of "Passion Leading Race" was opened in Jiangsu Agri-animal Husbandry Vocational College. Chen Ming, Deputy Mayor of Taizhou, was present.
It was introduced that the Competition of Nationwide Farmer Fitness of "Passion Leading Race" was sponsored by China Farmer Physical Culture Association and undertaken by Jiangsu Farmer Physical Culture Association and Jiangsu Agri-animal Husbandry Vocational College, which attracted nearly 500 athletes of 31 representative teams from all the country to attend.
Li Junchao, Deputy Director of the Agriculture Committee of Jiangsu Province,Executive Vice Chairperson of the Jiangsu Farmer Physical Culture Association, said that the competition would last for 3 days, and would carry out farmer fitness competitions centered on rural characteristics, rural life and rural production, which was off mass character, ornamental value and entertainment and loved by the mass farmers.
The main competitive events were kicking the shuttlecock, basketball (set shot), the characteristic events of the track and field, dart, football and so on. The characteristic events of the track and field included rubbing corns for relatives, seeding for good harvest, good harvest of rice in husk, striving for a relatively comfortable life together, catching fish in the pond and so on.