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Rowing rivalries: Limassol hosts first International Coastal Rowing competition

International athletes as far away as Japan descended on Limassol to compete in the event partially sponsored by the Tourism ministry

Shemaine Bushnell Kyriakides

Summertime has finally arrived in Limassol, and what better way to kick off the season than with the first annual international coastal rowing competition? From April 1st to 2nd, participants from seven countries, including Greece, Cyprus, Austria, Bulgaria, Latvia, Japan, and Georgia, are competing against each other in a thrilling race to the finish line.

As I sit on the beach, soaking up the sunshine and watching the athletes row their boats, I can't help but feel the excitement in the air. The energy of the competition is electrifying, with each team giving it their all as they race to the finish line.

What's even more exciting is the international flavor this competition brings to Limassol. I'm thrilled to see the city becoming more diverse and attracting participants from different parts of the world. It's a testament to the growing popularity of sports in Cyprus and the country's commitment to promoting international events.

Some of the most impressive participants in the event are Yuki Kasatani and Takayuki Shiina from Japan, who flew in specifically for the competition. They arrived on Wednesday and will leave on Monday, April 3rd, and their presence is a reminder of the global nature of sports and the power of events like this to bring people from different cultures and backgrounds together.

As a sports enthusiast, it's fantastic to see the start of summertime in Limassol accompanied by such a thrilling event. It's a time for locals and tourists alike to come together and celebrate the joys of the season. I can't wait to see what other exciting events the city has in store for us this summer!

Cyprus  |  Limassol  |  sport  |  rowing

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