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Local paddlers head to Hong Kong

30 Jun 2016

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Two local dragon boat teams hit the water in Hong Kong last month, competing at the International Dragon Boat Race.

It was the first time competing in the event for both the Yarra River Dragons and the Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne (CYSM) Sea Dragons.

The Dragons managed to come in third in Mixed 20 International Championship races, while the CYSM Sea Dragons didn’t bring home any medals this time.

This year saw the 40th anniversary of the International Dragon Boat Races and the silver jubilee of Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association.

Docklands paddlers joined some 4700 athletes from 100 local teams and 35 international teams at the three-day event, which ran from June 10 to June 12.

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