Dragon boat races promote Taiwan-Israel cultural exchanges

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/19
By: Elaine Hou

Taipei, June 19 (CNA) A team from Israel — the Haifa Lions — is competing in the annual Taipei dragon 25111442boat races for the third time, hoping for a better performance than last year.

Participation in the races has become a tradition for the Israeli paddlers. This year, the team has 23 members, some of whom are competing in the competition for the first time.

In a preliminary round in the mixed category Friday, the Haifa Lions finished second, to advance to the second round of the preliminaries the following day.

Last year, the team made the quarterfinal heat in the full-sized boat Mixed Open division but was eliminated. Coming back again, they are aiming to perform better this year, according to a statement released by the Israeli representative office.     [FULL  STORY]

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