ECNU’s international dragon boat team is crowned champions of the race.
9 June, ECNU’s international dragon boat team were crowned champions of the 11th Shanghai University International Students Dragon Boat Race making it the third year in a row that ECNU has captured the title. Amongst the backdrop of a competitive environment between universities and Chinese holiday fervor, the event was held in the Fengxian campus of East China University of Science and Technology.
ECNU's international dragon boat team has won the prize for two times.
The ECNU team had already carried off the first prize of the competition in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
After finishing the first-round race in 52.86 seconds, the team easily qualified for the finals where the team managed to become the first to cross the finish line - under intense pressure from the other leading team barely trailing behind them - in 53.53 seconds.
Fudan University and Shanghai Maritime University teams won the second prizes while contestants from Donghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and East China University of Science and Technology took the third place.
This year, the teams of the dragon boat race were made up of international students from 28 Shanghai universities, organized by Shanghai Education Committee and Shanghai University International Students Education Research Society, which has been held since 2007. Huang Meixu, head of the society and director of ECNU International Education Center, chaired the opening ceremony followed by Jiang Hong, an inspector with the committee, who announced the start of the contest.
ECNU students and teachers celebrate the honor.
Among Chinese students and international students alike, ECNU has proven itself to be a competent university in sports and competition. In 2018, ECNU men’s basketball team, international students football team, and the international students dragon boat team have all claimed championship victories in inter-university tournament play. GO ECNU!