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The first Xianning Dragon Boat Race held
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 18-06-19
 

  XIANNING - In the morning of Jun 16th, 2018 “Yellow Crane Tower Wine·Chenxiang Cup” the first Xianning Dragon Boat Race was staged grandly. The secretary of Xianning Municipal Party Committee, Ding Xiaoqiang went to watch the game on the scene. The members of the Standing Committee of Xianning Municipal Party Committee, Wang Jimin and Lai Chengtan, and city leaders: Zhen Fangsong, Liu Fuxing, Hu Jiawen, Zhou Huiting, together with the secretary-general of the Hubei Dragon Boat Association, Shen Jiang attended the opening ceremony.

  This event is sponsored by the city government, and is co-hosted by the Propaganda Department of Xianning Municipal Party Committee, the Municipal Sports Bureau, the Xian’an district government and Hubei University of Science and Technology, which aims to speed up the construction of health Xianning, and enrich the sports and cultural life of the masses, while also carry forward the national traditional culture, and ameliorate the public healthy quality, finally to build a brand sports event of national fitness.

  30 teams from 6 counties or districts participated in it. The competition site ranges from the Tongxin Bridge waters to the Double Crane Bridge section of Ganhe River in Wenquan district, and its event is the mixed team (18 players) 500-meter straight racing, with 4 tracks. This competition carries out the “dragon boat race rules” newly approved by the General Administration of Sport, proceeding in the form of preliminary contest, quarter final and final contest. Plus, the boats and oars are rendered by the competition organizing committee.

  The atmosphere during the competition kept warm and high. The Heshengqiao town, Fulong Wine House of Qingshan town, and Hubei Business College representative teams won the champion, runner-up and the third place respectively after more than four hours of fierce competition.

  This event has aroused attention of people from all walks of life, appealing to tens of thousands of citizen to watch and cheer for it. By Huang Zhu and Li Bibo (www.xnnews.com.cn)


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