The Trinity Western University men’s basketball team began their Goodwill tour of China with stops in Shanghai and Wuhan on October 12. After a flight from Vancouver, Canada to Shanghai, China on China Eastern Airlines the TWU Spartans had a chance to take in the sights and tour the beautiful city of Shanghai.
The Spartans began the day with a trip to the Bund area to see the amazing skyline of Shanghai. TWU then spent time in the Yuyuan Garden and old town area of Shanghai before traveling to the highest point in the city. The men’s basketball team and Goodwill tour delegates went up the 100 floors (474 m) to the top of the World Financial Center to get a view of the city from above.
After the visit to the “sky above” the Trinity Western delegation jumped on the Maglev train to travel at over 300 km/hr to the airport and a flight to Wuhan. Once in Wuhan the Spartan delegation had a wonderful meal and meeting with the delegation from Jianghan University. After their time at Jianghan the TWU delegation traveled to their hotel in Wuhan for a well deserved rest.
The 300 km/hr is the fastest the Spartans have traveled on land, the 474 m is the highest the team has ever been without flying and the 48 hour bed-to-bed day is the longest day the Spartans men’s basketball team had gone without sleeping.
The Spartans begin a new today at 7 a.m., which includes a game at 4 p.m. against Wuhan University.