Held over two days, the Chin Woo Carnival wushu tournament saw more than a thousand athletes competing. They represented 24 Chin Woo Associations in Malaysia and overseas.
There were five competitions in the tournament: wushu, calligraphy, painting, lion/dragon dance and sanda sparring. Judging was based on a standard scoring system.
The competition that attracted the most number of participants was wushu. It was divided into seven age groups. Athletes from each group had to perform ONE Chin Woo basic routine and ONE compulsory routine, which included free hand set, short or long weapon set and set sparring.
As for free sparring, there were three age categories, and eight weight categories.
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded to the top three participants, based on a standard scoring system. Participants in fourth to sixth placings were presented with placing certificates.
In this post, I am sharing photos of the tournament which I took over the two days. As you can see, although competitors are free to wear appropriate costumes in their routines, those competing in the Chin Woo basic routine events had to be dressed in a blue top with 13 simultaneous black buttons and traditional lantern pants.
Having spent a good amount of time at the Stadium during the Carnival, what I enjoyed most were the team events. Each team consisted of six or more members, and performances were accompanied by contemporary music. I caught three such routines, and were amazed by the teams’ beautifully choreographed performances.
Event: Chin Woo Carnival Wushu Tournament
Venue: Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak
Date: 9th & 10th Aug, 2013
Time: 9am – 5pm
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