Yili torchbearers complete relay role for Hangzhou Asian Games

2023-09-25 (chinadaily.com.cn)


Zhang Jianqiu from Yili Group participates in the Hangzhou Asian Games Torch Relay. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

On Sept 20, the Hangzhou Asian Games torch returned to Hangzhou, capital city of East China's Zhejiang province, for its final leg of the relay. Zhang Jianqiu, senior executive president of Yili Group, participated as a torchbearer and successfully completed the 132nd leg of the torch relay.

As the officially dairy supplier for the Hangzhou Asian Games, Yili's torchbearer delegation took part in the relay in different cities across Zhejiang province. On Sept 17, Yili employee Wu Xiaoli and Yili distributor partner Ye Zhong completed the 58th and 157th legs of the relay in Jinhua city, respectively.


Yili employee Wu Xiaoli participates in the 58th leg of the torch relay in Jinhua. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Zhang Jianqiu already had experience as a torchbearer from 2008 Beijing Olympics.

"I am honored and thrilled to pass on the torch for the Hangzhou Asian Games," Zhang said. "As the official designated dairy brand of the Hangzhou Asian Games, Yili will spare no effort in providing the highest-quality products and services to contribute to the success of the games."

From participating in the Olympic torch relay in 2008 to now taking part in the Asian Games torch relay in 2023, Zhang has personally witnessed the generational inheritance of the Yili "torch."

As a leading company in the health industry, Yili has always been committed to supporting the development of the Chinese sports industry. While contributing to the successful hosting of the Hangzhou Asian Games, Yili will also actively promote the synergy between the sports industry and the national health industry in China.