The Ukrainian team “Salsa Dragonboat” won the European Dragon Boat Race Championship (Dragonsboat). Competitions took place in France. Altogether more than 70 teams participated in the championship. “Despite the fact that rowing is very good in Ukraine and the teams are very powerful, this is he first time Ukrainian team wins this championship,” said Yuriy Bardashevsky, coach of Salsa Dragonboat, during a press briefing at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center .
“In France in parallel with the European Championship there was a World Championship among youth and juniors. Our youth took 4 gold medals at different distances,” added Vitaly Lepnin, a member of the team. Participation in the championship team covered at its own expense. Vitaliy Lepnin, stressed that because of the lack of funding, many strong players can not participate in such competitions. The following year the team will take part in the World Cup.
Yuriy Bardashevsky, noted that today in Ukrainian rowing Federation on boats “Dragon” registered about 15 professional teams.