8 interesting facts about the upcoming V-day Parade
Updated: 2015-09-01 08:31
Female honor guards train at a camp in Beijing ahead of the military parade in the capital on Sept 3. Photo by Zou Hong / China Daily
7. 51 female guards of honor have average height of 1.78 meters
It is the first time female guards of honor will join a parade. The total number of 51 female guards of honor have an average height of 1.78 meters and age of 20.88% of participants hold a bachelor degree or higher.
They ask for extra training hours to practice since it's very difficult to keep the exact same movement and pace with male members in a unit due to females' smaller body size.