Young Pakistani rowers to participate in World Junior Rowing Championship

20:37, July 15, 2010      

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A team of four young Pakistani rowers is to take part in the upcoming World Junior Rowing Championship to be held in Czech Republic in August, officials said on Thursday.

Pakistani players will participate in the competition after two years due to declaring defunct of Pakistan Rowing Federation (PRF) for one year by the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) in 2008.

The rowing federation started its work again after it was given a legal status in 2009.

An official of the rowing federation is confident about the current team.

We have selected the best rowers from all over Pakistan and they are getting training at one of the best boat clubs in Karachi, " he said.

"Young players representing Under-18 age group will compete in women's and boys' category," he added.

"Rowers from Germany, Britain and the United States are far better rated in water sports."

The federation is hopeful of clinching one of the top 15 positions among the 30 countries' teams. This seven days event will continue from August 3 to 9.

Source: Xinhua


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