Hyderabad, Dec 1 : The Telangana Rowing Association (TRA)here on Sunday today organized a unique Rowing Triathlon event in the city to promote Rowing as a sport among the people of Hyderabad.
The Triathlon event comprising of Cycling, Running, and Rowing was held on the eve of the 38th Senior National Rowing Champions 2019 for Men and Women, to be held here from December 2-7. Over 200 National-level and State-level Rowers took part in the event, which started from the Lumbini Park entrance near State Secretariat and culminated after the Rowing-leg of the activity at the SATS Rowing Club, near Secunderabad Boats Club.
Commenting on the event, Dronacharya awardee and Rowing Federation of India National Coach and Umpire, Ismail Baig, said, "This Rowing Triathlon event is organized to position Rowing as a national sport and increase awareness among the common people of Hyderabad."
"The sport is highly dynamic in nature and would make Rowing enthusiasts much stronger and build a wider talent pool in the city, State, and country," he said. "The ultimate objective of promoting Rowing is to make India as a strong contender for an Olympic medal in the sport," he added. (UNI)