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Intl rowing race held in Changsha

Updated: 2017-08-02

 

After two days' fierce competition, the 2017 China (Changsha) International Famous Universities Rowing Challenge came to a close on July 30.

 

Students from the University of Sydney came away with first place in men's 8 kilometer race, held on Changsha's on the Xiangjiang River, besting the other 15 teams taking part. The rowers from the University of Amsterdam and Brown University took the second and third.

 

Female athletes from global famous universities compete in a rowing race on the Xiangjiang River in Changsha, Hunan province, on July 30. [Photo/icswb.com]

 

Female athletes from the University of Otago defended their crown in the Women's 8 kilometer race this year, beating the University of Trieste and Tianjin University of Science and Technology, who took home second and third places.

 

Vice-mayor of Changsha, Chen Zhong, said in his closing address that, sports is a truly global undertaking, helping to strengthen friendly ties and exchanges.

 

A total of 20 teams from world famous universities take part in the China (Changsha) International Famous Universities Rowing Challenge on Xiangjiang River, Changsha, Hunan province, from July 29 to 30. [Photo/icswb.com]

 

During the event, Changsha staged performances showcasing its local culture and charm.

 

Athletes row on the Xiangjiang River on July 30. [Photo/icswb.com]

 

Source: Changsha Evening News