During the parade at the closing ceremony, athlete representatives from each delegation sang the national anthem together and then entered the venue.
After the torch was put out, marking a successful conclusion of the games, the National Games flag was handed over to Hu Heping, the governor of Shaanxi province, as the next games will be hosted in Xi'an, the provincial capital, in 2021.
As a comprehensive national sports meeting of the highest level, The Chinese National Games was inaugurated in 1959, serving as an important occasion for athletes to test their mettle for the Olympic Games. Several pioneering works were applied this year in a bid to stage a more inclusive event.
The slogan this year "National Games for a Healthy China" reflects a shift in the nation's focus from the pursuit of gold medals at the Olympic Games and world championships to a more balanced attitude toward the fundamental function of sports in society.
As one major part of the reform, 19 events and games were opened to amateurs, including badminton, marathon running and chess, to include more grassroot athletes in China's top sports meeting.
Millions of amateur athletes, whose age ranges from 4 to 93, participated in the preliminary rounds of the mass competitions through online and offline platforms, and more than 7,000 reached in the finals.
In addition to amateur players, the games also opened the door to overseas Chinese and foreigners of Chinese origin. Among the eight overseas players in the equestrian event, Zhu Meimei won an individual bronze medal in show jumping.
The games also unprecedentedly allowed grassroots players to compete with professional peers in some events, which broke down the barriers against the involvement of amateur players.