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The Chinese University reclaims the title for the Men’s eight at the Intervarsity Rowing Championships

Keith Cheung

30 September 2016

This year marked the 30th Hong Kong Intervarsity Rowing Championships. The traditional race between the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) took place on 11 September 2016 at the Shing Mun River, Shatin.  With three straight wins by HKU in the men’s eight, CUHK fought back and led from the start to win the men’s race since 2012 with a 30-second margin.

The HKU women’s team won the women’s race with a time of 5 minutes and 38 seconds, while their last win over CU could be dated back to 2005. The Intervarsity Rowing Champ is a side-by-side race between the two universities, with only one event for the men and women team each. The racing distance for men’s eight is 3000 meters, while the distance for the women’s coxed four is 1500 meters.

CUHK rebuilt a race lead to 21-9 in men’s eight by stopping HKU men’s three-race streak, and it still had a 22-6 lead for the women’s coxed four over HKU despite of the lost.

Congratulations to CUHK men’s team, and HKU’s women’s team, who were both excellent and did a remarkable job in the race.

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