hangzhou asian gamesIn progress.hong kongrowingathleteLin Xindong and Wang Weijun won the gold medal in the men’s coxless double sculls event at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou on the 24th. This was also the first gold medal for the Hong Kong team in this Asian Games.
The Hong Kong team finished first with a time of 6 minutes, 44 seconds and 20 seconds. Uzbekistan and India stood second and third respectively.
Hong Kong delegation leader Fok Kai-kang and Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Yeung Yun-hsiung attended the games.
Fok Qi-gang said that both athletes had a high fighting spirit and with their strong stamina, they ultimately won the first gold medal for the Hong Kong team, which was encouraging. I wish Hong Kong athletes to perform well and achieve greater success in other competitions, and hope that Hong Kong citizens will continue to support the Hong Kong team.
Yang Runxiong said that Lin Xindong and Wang Weijun did their best and tried to bring honor to Hong Kong. He took the lead and won the gold medal for the Hong Kong team at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which was inspiring. To be able to see their great achievements at the scene, and feel the athletes’ concentration and joy of victory during the competition. The Hong Kong team has made a good start. I wish Hong Kong athletes to continue to shine at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
The coxless double sculls event is one of the rowing events. The boat is 9.90 m long, 0.35 m wide, 0.12 m deep and weighs 27 to 32 kg. Direction is controlled by a sailor, who uses his legs to rotate the steering board of a special device and pulls a rope to drive the rudder stock at the stern. There are open categories for men and women and lightweight categories for men. The distance of the race is 2000 meters. Ranking will be determined based on order of arrival at the finish line.
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