China, Singapore claim wins in world university dragon boat invitational race

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GUIYANG, China, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Universities from China and Singapore claimed gold medals in the 2019 World University Dragon Boat Invitational Race held in Zunyi, Guizhou province of China on Sunday.

The National University of Singapore grabbed the titles in the women's 60 , 60 0 and 60 0 meter races, while the gold medals in men's and mixed 60 meter, 60 0 and 60 0 meter races were pocketed by China's universities.

Wuhan University won the men's 60 m and 60 0m, Nankai University became the champions in the men's 60 0m race, and local favorites Zunyi Medical University took two golds, respectively in the mixed 60 0m and 60 0m races.

The tournament, initiated in 2015, has attracted 368 athletes from 23 universities, including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Stanford University and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (KNU).

"Enjoy the race and enjoy communicating with the people here," said Lukasz Tomasik, a Polish from KNU, adding that this tournament gave him a great opportunity to learn more about the Chinese culture and people.

"When you are here in China, you feel totally different, you can see the cities and towns and you can talk with the local people, which will make you better understand this country," he said.

[ Editor: SRQ ]