Jackie Chan Challenge Cup Hong Kong Universities Rowing Championships 2019

Jackie Chan Challenge Cup

Hong Kong Universities Rowing Championships 2019

Concluded Successfully!

 

The Jackie Chan Challenge Cup Hong Kong Universities Rowing Championships 2019, organized by the 25th Hong Kong Universities Rowing Championships Organizing Committee (HKURC), co-organized by Hong Kong, China Rowing Association (HKCRA) and sponsored by the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation was concluded successfully on 17-18 August in Shing Mun Regatta Course, Sha Tin. Although some races were temporarily postponed and the traditional Men’s Eight were cancelled due to heavy rain and inclement weather, the eight local tertiary institutes sent their most competitive crews to take part and acquired for the best result in this annual competition.

 

This year, the Overall Champion belonged to the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), who ended the era of 17 consecutive years dominance by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The first and second runner-up of the Overall Champion went to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and CUHK respectively. HKBU also won the Women’s Overall Champion while HKUST won their first ever Men’s Overall Champion. One of the highlights of the championships was on the Men’s Single Sculls, HKBU rower LIN Cheuk Ngai secured the gold medal for 4 consecutive years. No matter how the results, the HKCRA would like to congratulate all tertiary institutes crews as they had contributed and dedicated a lot in the past few months and had fully reflected the team spirit in the sport of rowing.

 

This Championships is an annual major event for the rowers from different tertiary institutions of Hong Kong. The representatives of HKURC are students who came from the eight tertiary institutes. From planning to organizing the event, all the representatives had fully contributed. It demonstrated the spirit of the HKCRA – PASSION TO GO BEYOND, and showed the defiant attitude that refutes the right to give anything less than the best of one’s strengths and abilities, a commitment to explore personal and collective potential. Through this Championships, the HKCRA would sincerely wish to encourage all the tertiary institutions in Hong Kong would further expand their own rowing teams and provide a platform for the youngsters to compete and share the journey of rising up to every challenge and thereby building lifelong friendships.

 

Once again, we congratulate to the crews, the coaching teams and the Organizing Committees to make the sport of rowing continue success.

 

Please feel free to contact our Deputy Senior Sports Executive – Ms. Ang LAU at 2699 7271 or email to hkcra@rowing.org.hk if you have any enquiries.