Beijing 2022 - Torch
Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Torch
The Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic torch, named 'Flying', shares the same structure and patterns as the Olympic one - spiraling upward to resemble two overlapping fluttering ribbons.
For the Winter Paralympics, the Torch features a colour scheme of gold and silver, meant to symbolise 'glory and dreams' while reflecting the Paralympics values of 'determination, equality, inspiration and courage.'
The lower section of the Paralympic Torch is engraved with Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Braille.
Beaming with dynamism and vitality, the two-tone Torch presents a metaphor of ice and fire, symbolising how it will bring light and warmth to the winter sports celebration.
The emblem of Beijing 2022 sits on the mid-section of the torch, while the whirling gold line on its body represents the winding Great Wall, the skiing courses at the Games, and mankind’s relentless pursuit of light, peace, and excellence.
Made of carbon-fibre materials, the torch is light, resistant to high temperatures, and is primarily fueled by hydrogen (and thus is emission-free) - which is in keeping with the Beijing Organising Committee's endeavour to stage a 'green and high-tech Games'.
A unique feature of the torch will be on display during the Torch Relay, as torchbearers will be able to exchange the flame by interlocking the two torches via the 'ribbon' construction, representing Beijing 2022’s vision to promote mutual understanding and respect between different cultures.
The final design was selected from 182 entries in a global competition.