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Athletes compete during a single bamboo drifting contest during local traditional ethnic sports games held on July 29, 2021 in Jinping county, Southwest China's Guizhou province. [Photo by Yang Xiaohai/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
A total of 39 athletes from ethnic groups participated in a single bamboo drifting contest held on Thursday in Jinping county, Southwest China's Guizhou province. The sport was first listed as a competitive event at the 9th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities in 2011.
Single bamboo drifting originated in northern Guizhou province and requires a person to stand or sit on a single piece of bamboo while performing balancing movements. It is a Chinese national intangible cultural heritage.
Zhao Yandi contributed to this story.