Great emotions and crazy party on the Opening Ceremony of the World Rowing under 23 Championships

 

The World Rowing under 23 Championships started with an emotional ceremony at the Ancient Theater of Plovdiv.

854 rowers from 54 countries, divided into 326 boats are part of the competition. Most of them made a crazy party during the opening ceremony, attended by the Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Asen Markov, the Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv Georgi Tityukov, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee Ivan Popov, the Chairman of BF Rowing Svilen Neykov, The Executive Board of the International Rowing Federation (FISA), Pratrik Rombau, and many representatives of the local government.

"In recent years Plovdiv has established itself as an excellent host of the highest ranked competitions. For the first time, however, two such significant championships as the World Rowing and the European Canoeing for Men and Women should take place only within two weeks and with two days difference between the end of the first competition and the start of the second. I also want to express my satisfaction with the team work of the two organizing committees, who literally managed to transform the Rowing Channel and the Final Tower for 24 hours, " - said Asen Markov.

He also stressed that this championship is extremely important because it is a general rehearsal before the World Championship for Men and Women, which will be held in 2018.

The Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv Georgi Tityukov expressed satisfaction that the city once again received a championship of such high rank, which is proof of the good assessment that we receive as organizers.

"Rowing is one of the most attractive and challenged sports, and in our city have competed for the gold medals some of the best rowers in the world. I hope we will see achievements that we can talk about for a long time."

The World Cup was opened by a member of the International Rowing Federation Executive Board (FISA), Pratrik Rombau.

"For many years, the wonderful Rowing Channel and the great city of Plovdiv have been hosting competitions of the highest rank. Here are the best young rowers in the world and I wish every one of them to achieve their goals" - said Rombau. After the official opening, the "boat of friendship", together with the flags of all participating countries and their representatives, made a tour around the Old Town of Plovdiv.
Four Bulgarian boats will take part of the World Rowing under 23 Championships - Boris Yotov (skiff), Ivan Kolev (skif, light category), Rangel Katsarsky and Mario Simeonov (pair of sculls) a owers in the world. I hope we will see achievements that we can talk about for a long time."

The World Cup was opened by a member of the International Rowing Federation Executive Board (FISA), Pratrik Rombau.

"For many years, the wonderful Rowing Channel and the great city of Plovdiv have been hosting competitions of the highest rank. Here are the best young rowers in the world and I wish every one of them to achieve their goals" - said Rombau.
After the official opening, the "boat of friendship", together with the flags of all participating countries and their representatives, made a tour around the Old Town of Plovdiv.

Four Bulgarian boats will take part of the World Roowing under 23 Championships - Boris Yotov (skiff), Ivan Kolev (skiff, lightweight), Rangel Katsarski and Mario Simeonov (2x) and Desislava Georgieva (skiff) take part in the championship.

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