Local canoe team triumphs in Shanghai national-level marathon

The Baía do Mar Canoeing Club has performed satisfactorily in a national canoe and stand-
up paddle marathon tournament in Shanghai, winning three gold medals, two silver and one bronze.
Held on the Dianshan Lake in Shanghai, the “Paddle Jiangnan” Water Marathon took place during the May 1 holidays. The marathon event covered a distance of 18 k.m.. The tournament also had a canoe relay for three and a mixed relay for four.
The lake is famous for geographical features that generate “boiling water waves,” meaning that the surface is normally unstable. In addition, the track is also generally narrow.
The special characteristics of the lake made the match exceptionally difficult. However, the tournament managed to attract nearly 500 athletes to compete at the special racetrack.
The Macau canoeing club sent eight members to compete in the tournament. Among them was 13-year-old debuting Chan Hei Nga, who won in the youth marathon event against athletes from Tianjin and Shanghai.
Meanwhile, 15-year-old Choi Keng Wah, despite capsizing in the middle of the race due to unstable waves, finished the race in third place. Leong Lap Chong lost to the champion in the open category race with a tight 30 second- difference.
Experienced athlete Racy Leong gained the lead in the last 10 k.m. of the race and was crowned in the women’s category.
Veteran athlete Sum Siu Heng managed to lead for most of the race but took a wrong turn near the end. With a time difference of 20 seconds, he got second place in the senior category race. AL

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