The 14th World Wushu Championships 2017 took place in Kazan on September 28 – October 3 at the Gymnastics Centre (6 Syrtlanovoy St.). The tournament brought together approximately 860 competitors from 57 countries. The competition was evaluated by more than 100 judges.
About the Championships
The World Wushu Championships is a sporting event organised by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) and held every two years since 1991. The tournament features two wushu disciplines: taolu (a combination of Chinese martial art techniques and movements) and sanda (a contemporary full-contact fighting style).
For the first time ever the World Wushu Championships was held in Russia. Kazan was announced as the host city for the event at the 13th meeting of the IWUF Congress in Jakarta (Indonesia) in 2015, where the previous tournament had been held. Other candidate cities were Paris (France) and Warsaw (Poland).
The mascot of the Kazan championships is a snow leopard, which is the emblem of the Republic of Tatarstan. The mascot is depicted wearing a traditional Chinese wushu clothing and demonstrating a wushu greeting pose.