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07 July 2015 | in Universiade 2015, Summer Universiade, Rowing

FISU President visits Rowers

CHUNGJU - The rowing competitions of the Universiade were concluded on Tuesday 7 July at the Chungju basin, one of the most modern rowing facilities in the world, but more than a 2-hour drive from the centre of Gwangju and thus somewhat away from the heart of the 28th Universiade.

In front of a large audience, this third day of competitions was marked by the presence of the President of FISU, Professor Claude-Louis Gallien and the Chair of the International Technical Committee of the Universiade, John Warnock.

It was an important visit for the student-rowers in this Universiade as the highest authorities of FISU demonstrated their interest in one of the most popular university sports. The FISU President took the opportunity to hand over the first medals of the day for rowers of the category ‘Double Sculls’, i.e. Lithuanians, Ukrainians and Belarusians and to meet some of the delegations present on site including a large Ukrainian contingent that came to support their rowers engaged in today’s finals.

Le Président Gallien avec des rameurs Ukrainiens

 

This is the fifth time that rowing is selected as an optional sport for the Universiade programme. The level of competition was very tough as many athletes already amassed plenty of silverware in previous international events.

The next World University Rowing Championships will take place in Poznan (POL) in September 2016 where the medallists will attempt to maintain their dominance in the world of university rowing.

 

Julien Buhajezuk, WUC Dept.

 

 

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