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First Chinese team to row across Atlantic

(People's Daily Online)    16:18, January 11, 2018

Four Chinese girls have withstood Atlantic storms and large waves when they rowed across the ocean, an adventure of nearly 5,000 kilometers, or 3,100 miles, according to a news site based in southern China’s Guangzhou.

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the most difficult rowing event in the world, challenging one’s offshore physical limits.

Bad weather had made the four nervous. But thanks to timely guidance, they made it through. On Christmas Eve, they received words of blessing and encouragement from Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing and an official with the Li Ka Shing Foundation.

The Kung Fu Cha Cha team is the first Chinese team to row across the Atlantic by oar. They are competing with 24 teams.

The team departed from San Sebastian de La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain, and will reach the Caribbean island of Antigua in North America.

In February 2017, after one-year of training at their university, the four girls took a challenge of rowing from Shantou, a coastal city in southeastern China, all the way to Hong Kong. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a continuation of their passion for adventure.

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