2019 China Dragon Boat Competition Finals closed in Hechuan District, Chongqing, after the team of Shunde Lok Chung Louvre won the championship by 0.012 seconds at the professional men’s 500m group on the morning of November 10. The team of Jiangxi Yongtong Hushan won the annual championship of the professional men’s team. The team of Mingmen Shijia Jiujiang won the annual championship of a professional women’s team. The team of Xinhui Hongdatang Tangerine Peel won the championship of the elite open group. Liaocheng University won the annual championships of young men’s group and young women’s group.
Taking Hainan Wanning as its first stop, 2019 China Dragon Boat Competition has other stops at Changsha Furong, Jiangsu Yancheng, Fujian Fuzhou, Chengdu Jianyang, Nanjing Liuhe, and Chongqing Hechuan. Among them, Changsha is the 50th stop of the competition. Hechuan also becomes the first city in history to hold the China Dragon Boat Competition and Dragon Boat World Cup. Furthermore, He Yi, Deputy Director of Social Sports Guidance Center of General Administration of Sport of China, praised this year’s competition “a commemorative year.”
China Dragon Boat Competition has been successfully held for nine years. During this period, it has gradually improved and developed into a benchmark competition at home and abroad. He Yi expressed that there would be three changes for next year’s competition. Firstly, the reform of the competition will continue to include more participants. Secondly, elements of the international dragon boat sport will be added to make the competition in line with the international standard. Finally, traditional dragon boat elements will be added to continue to promote the traditional Chinese dragon boat culture. Details of the next competition are under discussion, and all the efforts will be made for vigorously developing the dragon boat sport.
This year’s competition was sponsored by the Social Sports Guidance Center of General Administration of Sport of China, CCTV-5, Chinese Longzhou Association, Administration of Sport of Chongqing, and the People’s Government of Hechuan District of Chongqing.
Source: Shangyou News