10.10.2022, 10:43

Dragon boat race in West Lake

Despite the rain on October 9, the competitive spirit of dragon boat racing teams on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the Capital’s Liberation Day was still very exciting. Many people also gathered at West Lake to watch the race.

On the morning of October 9, the open boat race officially opened at West Lake on Thanh Nien – Nguyen Dinh Thi road with a race track of 500m long.

The event lasted all day, attracting more than 500 athletes from 36 men’s and women’s boat teams of 30 units from provinces and 8 embassies/international organizations and clubs in the area. capital.

Despite the rainy weather in Hanoi this morning, the spirit of the teams was still very active. Many people gathered at West Lake to watch this race.

The tournament was held to celebrate the 68th anniversary of Capital Liberation Day (October 10), and the 10th Capital Sports Festival in 2022.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Tam, 82 years old, head of the Thang Long Vietnam drum art troupe, shared: “The fans around were very crowded, the atmosphere of the Capital Liberation Day was great, bustling all the way. This gas makes us forget all the fatigue when playing the drums.”

Mr. Chu Xuan Dung, vice chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, beat the drum to open the Hanoi Open Dragon Boat Swimming Tournament 2022 – Photo: DANH KHANG

The jet team performed before the match – Photo: DANH KHANG

Dragon boat swimming is a sport that requires both individual health and the rhythmic and skillful coordination of the whole team. Teams compete over a distance of 500m (250m turning), and each boat has 12 rowers. It rained quite heavily, increasing the challenge for rowers – Photo: DANH KHANG

Despite the bad weather and rain, the teams were determined to do their best to reach the finish line – Photo: DANH KHANG

A large number of people gathered by the lake, enthusiastically cheering for the participating teams – Photo: DANH KHANG

Fans are excited as the teams prepare to reach the finish line – Photo: DANH KHANG

Do Dinh Hong, director of the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, said the tournament aims to preserve and promote the dragon boat sport with the national identity. “This year, there are many individual and international teams participating, making the tournament not only for the community but also to promote tourism of the city and Vietnam” – Photo: DANH KHANG

Celebrate your team’s victory after finishing first – Photo: DANH KHANG

This year’s tournament has 8 embassies participating in the fun – Photo: DANH KHANG

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