Olympic flame reaches top of Mt. Qomolangma

2008-05-07 20:28:44 CCTV

 

MT. QOMOLANGMA BASE CAMP, Tibet, May 8 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing Olympic flame reached the top of Mt. Qomolangma at 9:18 am Beijing time Thursday.

The last of the five torchbearers, Cering Wangmo, hoisted the sacred flame at the world's highest summit.

The relay on Mt. Qomolangma started with female climber Gyigyias the first bearer and Wang Yongfeng as the second. A dozen of climbers celebrated at the 8,844-meter summit, holding the Chinese national flag, the Beijing Olympic flag and the five-ring Olympic flag.

"Long live Beijing!" shouted one climber. Beijing organizers postponed the main torch relay, which isre-scheduled to start in the southern city of Shenzhen Thursday noon.

The Qomolangma flame will be reunited with the main flame later in the relay.

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