With a bright and vivid Closing Ceremony the 28th Summer Universiade came to an end on Tuesday night July 14th at Gwangju Universiade Main Stadium. IFMA congratulates both FISU and the organisers of the event on the outstanding event IFMA is thanking FISU for the special invitation to 28th Universiade and Muaythai is looking forward to the FISU 2018 Muaythai World Championships.
The ceremony began with the March Pass of the participating nations who gathered around the star-shaped stage. The cultural part of the ceremony represented the Korean heritage and embraced the legacy of youth. In the first performance named ‘Spreading the Wings of Light’ the youths came together in Gwangju to spread their wings of light taking flight into the shining future. In the second performance, ‘Sharing the Light’, the flame connected the athletes’, volunteers’ and audience’s hearts so they could share passion and hope in the world. As a conclusion of the cultural programme, ‘Light: Waves of Youth’, a variety of famous Korean singers took the stage.
FISU President Claude-Louis Gallien held his farewell speech thanking the Organizing Committee and the City of Gwangju for their passion and dedicated work: “A new star is born tonight, the bright star, the silvery Shepherd’s Star, the star of the Gwangju Universiade legend!”