International rowing challenge promotes cultural exchange and sportsmanship
The 2023 China-Shaoxing (Shangyu) International Rowing Challenge is held in Shangyu district, Shaoxing, on July 16. [Photo/Zhejiang Daily]
The 2023 China-Shaoxing (Shangyu) International Rowing Challenge was held in Shangyu district, Shaoxing, on July 16.
The event brought together nearly 200 athletes and coaches from 16 domestic and international universities, including Oxford University, Cambridge University, Harvard University, the University of Sydney, and Peking University.
The China-Shaoxing (Shangyu) International Rowing Challenge draws its inspiration from the historic Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, an iconic event held annually on the River Thames.
In preparation for the races, the participants immersed themselves in the rich cultural heritage of Shangyu.
On July 15, a visit to the esteemed Shangyu Museum was organized, allowing athletes to delve into the intriguing history and storied past of the remarkable region.
Foreign students visit the Shangyu Museum in Shaoxing on July 15. [Photo/Zhejiang Daily]
Among the international participants, Naomi Doye from Cambridge University exhibited great enthusiasm for the artifacts and displays housed within the Shangyu Museum.
Expressing her gratitude for the organizers' gracious invitation, Naomi exclaimed, "This is my first visit to Shangyu, and it has been an extraordinary experience. The Shangyu Museum has taught me a lot about the rich history of this region."