By: Elaine Hou
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]