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National rowing and canoeing clubs championship begins

Update: April, 06/2018 - 09:00
The National Rowing and Canoeing Clubs Championship began in Đà Nẵng City on April 5. — Photo thethao247.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The National Rowing and Canoeing Clubs Championship began in Đà Nẵng City on April 5.

The event attracted the participation of more than 200 players from 26 cities and provinces nationwide.

Rowers are competing in 19 categories of 2,000m distance, while in canoeing, participants are playing 36 categories of three distances: 1,000m, 500m and 200m.

According to Nguyễn Trọng Thao, Deputy Director of the Municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Head of the Organising Board, the event’s best athletes will be selected for the national teams to compete in the upcoming international tournaments.

The event, which will close on April 12, was co-organised by the Việt Nam Rowing Federation and the Đà Nẵng Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. — VNS

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