American Institute in Taiwan director at first Dragon Boat race since taking office

AIT team finished third in first stage

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/06/07
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The AIT Dragon Boat racing team with Director Brent Christensen (center, with straw hat). (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen witnessed his first Dragon Boat race since taking office last August, supporting the United States representative office’s team.

The AIT rowing team counted 10 men and eight women, but because the mixed category had already been fully booked, it registered in the male discipline, the Central News Agency reported.

The group finished third in the first round, which meant it could not proceed to the next stage of the three-day event.

Christensen told reporters he was happy to be able to witness the Dragon Boat Festival tradition, and even though he was not rowing himself, he was certain to turn up again next year.    [FULL  STORY]

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