« Zhang Ge, Spokesperson for the Information Technology Command Centre of Hangzhou Asian Games declared that the « digital torchbearer » show at the opening ceremony of the games has set a new Guinness World Record, speaking during a press conference in Hangzhou on Wednesday.
During the breathtaking opening ceremony mixing national style, and technology, sports, the cauldron was lit jointly by Olympic champion swimmer Wang Shun and over 105 million « digital torchbearers, » who participated online.
« On September 15 this year, we are pleased to see that the digital torchbearers of the Asian Games have broken through the 100 million mark, » he started, before showing the certificate. “According to backstage data, hundreds of millions of digital torchbearers were from over 130 countries and regions around the world. The digital torchbearer has set a new Guinness World Record. This is our certificate.”
Weihua, Director-in-charge of the Information Technology Command Centre of Hangzhou Asian Games, said the technical team wrote 200,000 lines of code for the 20-second show.
Weihua praised the integration of technologies in the Asian Games this year, revealing that over 20 technologies and applications have been launched, created or used for the first time.
« These pioneering hard-core technologies are impressive, especially providing strong scientific and technological support for the preparations for the Asian Games,” he added.
Under the slogan ‘Heart to Heart, @Future’, the 19th Asian Games run until October 8, spanning six Chinese cities, including Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province. Over 12,000 athletes from a record 45 countries are competing for 481 gold medals across 40 sports. »