Azerbaijani championship in rowing ceremonially opened
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 16 / Trend F.Huseynli /
The Azerbaijani championship in rowing was ceremonially opened.
The Azerbaijani junior championship in boat racing, rowing on kayaks and canoes was ceremonially opened in the Kur educational sport center in the Mingachevir city. The officials of the Azerbaijani National Rowing Federation, Youth and Sports Ministry and Youth and Sports Department of the Mingachevir city attended the ceremony.
The National championship will be held in three age categories (1991-1992, 1993-1994 and 1995-1996). The competition which is scheduled for Oct.16 will be held in accordance with the rules of the International Rowing Federation (FISA) and the International Canoe Federation (ICF). The rowers will perform at the single boat (1X), double (2X), four (4X), the double boat without a rudder (2 - ) and the four boats without steering (4 - ). Athletes of 1991-1992 birth will be required to overcome the distance of 2,000 m, 1993-1994 - 1,500 m, 1995-1996 - 1,000 km. Kayakers and canoeists will have to overcome a distance of 1,000 m, 500 m and 200 m in the single and double boats (K-1, K-2, C-1, and C-2). The championship will end on Oct.17.
All winners will be awarded diplomas of the Youth and Sports Ministry and Azerbaijani National Rowing Federation.
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