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Athletes train for bamboo pole racing ahead of Dragon Boat Festival

As the Dragon Boat Festival approaches, people in Yizhou City of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region are busy preparing for a unique and traditional sport called single bamboo drifting. Single bamboo drifting is a folk sport originating from certain ethnic minorities in China. Athletes need to stand on a bamboo pole, and steer it with a thin stick in their hands while performing stunts such as jumping and the splits.

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