• Asian Junior Rowers Racing in Wuhan, China

  • First ARF Joint Committee Meetings Finished in Wuhan, China

  • ARF Development Committee Visiting Cambodia

  • Pull at Pattaya -- 2015 Asian Rowing Indoor Championships

  • Asian Junior Rowers Racing in Wuhan, China

  • First ARF Joint Committee Meetings Finished in Wuhan, China

  • ARF Development Committee Visiting Cambodia

  • Pull at Pattaya -- 2015 Asian Rowing Indoor Championships

  • The 21st Asian Rowing Junior Championship was held successfully during July 4th to July 7th on Honglian Lake, Wuhan, China. This year's ARJC has 10 events, 174 athletes and officials from 11 countries and regions participated in this year’s Asian Rowing Junior Championships. On the evening of July 3rd, officials and athletes joined the opening ceremony at E’zhou Hengda Hotel. President Wang Shi appeared on the event and gave a welcome speech to all the participating party and presented a prize of appreciation for the organizing committee. In the morning of July 4th, President Wang Shi and all other four VPs toured the venue and watched the heat race. On the afternoon, the Executive Committee members had the 2015 first ARF ExCom Meeting. The first ARF joint committee meeting was held later on July 6th and 7th.Rowers02 During the first two days of the race, ARF’s partner --- WWF, held an exhibition booth at the race court to promote the idea of water protection and calling for protection of endangered aquatic animals. It was the first WWF’s activities embedded in ARF’s regular event after the signature of MOU earlier this March.Rowers03 The finals for all ten events were conducted on the afternoon of July 6th and 7th. China crew led the medal table with five gold medals among ten events and a silver medal from men’s double scull. Thailand won the first place for women double scull; Uzbekistan crew and Kazakhstan claimed the championships for men’s junior squad and men’s double squall respectively. All teams received fruitful result and precious experience from the races.Rowers04 For detailed result for all events and pictorial information about this championship, please refer to the result page and 2015 ARJC Album

  • During the final two days of 2015 Asian Rowing Junior Championships, the first ARF Joint Committee Meetings was successfully held at Wuhan, China with fruitful outcomes. 24 members from six committees' came from 12 different countries to participate in this meeting.  On the first day, on behalf of ARF Executive Committee, ARF Vice President Mr. Nicholas Ee gave a welcome speech to all committee members and briefly introduced the procedure of the joint committee meeting. On behalf of President Wang Shi, Mr. Nicholas Ee announced three appointments approved by Executive Committee —which are Ms. Yin Zhang (CHN) as ARF Executive Director, Ms. Xiaoxuan Bao(CHN) to the Marketing and Promotion Committee; and Mr. Zhijun Yong(CHN) to the Para-Rowing Committee. Ms. Zhang had done a lot detailed work for the ARF Secretariat and will take the responsibility of leading the ARF Secretariat and help support the function of ARF. Ms. Bao is an elite marketing manager in Vanke Company and a lover of sports. Mr. Yong is the deputy Secretary General of Chinese Disabled Persons' Federation and an active member of Para sports not only in China but also in Asia. The Executive Committee believes that appointments of them will be contributive to the development of rowing sports in Asia. image002Followed Mr. Nicholas Ee' opening speech, Ms. Yin Zhang made an activities report and explained the past ARF work from the perspectives of President's Action, Secretariat Work and Committees Operation status.  Later after a short break, individual committee meeting was conducted and then cross-committee meetings were arranged. On the second day, after a short period of discussion, each committee gave a presentation about their goals, action plan and help may be needed from other committees. All members actively participated in the presentations and it helps ARF drawing a clear picture of what we wish to accomplish and where we are heading to. image003This is the first time ARF had invited all committee members to come together and have cross-meeting with other committees to seek potential cooperation and stimulate the mutual development of different committees. It is a great platform for different voices and a great chance to spark new ideas about development of rowing sports. It is pleased to announce that the original intention of holding the Joint committees meeting is achieved under the mutual efforts of all members.

  • Chairman of ARF Rowing Development Committee, Admiral Chainarong CHAROENRUK and his team paid a visit to Phnom Penh and Cambodia during May 9th-10th. During the meeting with Cambodian NOC executive committee members, General TEM Moeun, Cambodian NOC 2nd vice president and Director General of Sport, Ministry of Education Youth and Sport Mr. OUK Sethycheat and Cambodian NOC Secretary GENERAL, Mr. VATH Chamroeun, ARF development committee group introduced the rowing sport. The Cambodia officials demonstrated great interest in becoming a national member and developing rowing sports within Cambodia. The Cambodian NOC officials will conduct further negotiation with Cambodia Canoeing Federation (CCF) after the visit. They will set up training center for rowing in the Cambodia sport center at Kampot province. Cambodian NOC officials and ARF Development committee members also discussed about how to recruit athletes and coaches as a country that never has rowing experience before and brought up the potential training opportunities in Thailand and China. This trip laid great foundation between ARF and Cambodia. Leading by President Wang Shi, all committees are working together as a team to promote the development of Rowing in Asia. cambodia2

  • The 12th Asian Rowing Indoor Championship took place at the Ambassador Hotel, Pattaya, Chonburi during 25-26 April 2015. 91 rowers from 12 national federations including China, Japan, Republic of Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Chinese Taipei, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Thailand, actively took part in this year’s indoor championship. The Vice President of Asian Rowing Federation, Mr. Nicholas gave the opening speech to all athletes on the first day of ARIC this year. And on behalf of ARF, the Executive Director, Ms. Yin Zhang gave a delicate shell model provided by our sponsor Kanghua Boat Company, to Admiral Chainrong CHAROENRUK as a thank-you gift for the excellent host work by the Rowing and Canoeing Association of Thailand (R.C.A.T.). aric 2015 Another point worth noticing is that this year, the amount of competition events increased to ten, which means we introduced four more new events compared to the six routine events of former ARF annual indoor rowing championships. We hope that with the introduction of new indoor rowing events, more rowers from Asia can participate at ARIC in the coming year. The detailed race schedule and result for each event: Saturday, 25 April 2015 Women's Lightweight Individual 2000m 1st place: Miss.Phuttharaksa Neegree (Thailand) 7.18.3 minutes (break the current Asia’s record of 7.22.51 minutes, set by Chika Miyata (Japan) on 18 March 2013 in Hong Kong) 2nd place: Sahoko Kinota (Japan) 7.25.4 minutes 3rd place: Boyeun Ku (Korea) 7.25.9 minutes Men's Lightweight Individual 2000m 1st place: Mr.Jaruwat Saensuk (Thailand) 6.24.40 minutes (break the current Asia’s record of 6.29.6 minutes, set by A.KUDRYASHOV (Uzbekistan) on 7 March 2014 in Doha, Qatar) 2nd place: Daiki Abe (Japan) 6.25.1 minutes 3rd place: Fanpu Lyu (China) 6.26.0 minutes Lightweight Mix Four Sprint 500m 1st place: Mr.Prem Nampratueng,Mr.Porntawat Inlee, Miss.Sawittree Laksoongnoen, Miss.Phuttharaksa Neegree (Thailand) 1.34.0 minutes 2nd place: Yi-an Hua , Tsung-han Hsieh , Meng-hsin Lee, and Wen-chuan Hsu (Chinese Taipei) 1.34.8 minutes 3rd place: Miss.Matinee Raruen, Miss.Parisa Chaempudsa, Mr.Jaruwat Saensuk , Mr. Pichakorn Puangpet (Thailand)  1.35.0 minutes Women's Open Individual Pairs 2000m 1st place: Shiho YONEKAWA (Japan) 6.49.9 minutes (break her own  Asia’s record of 6.55.71 minutes on 18 March 2013 in Hong Kong) 2nd place: Kyoko Kazusa (Japan) 7.09.40 minutes 3rd place: Julianti Julianti (India) 7.13.50 minutes Men's Open Pairs 2000m 1st place: Ming-hui Wang and Chia-han Wu (Chinese Taipei) 6.14.5 minutes 2nd place: Ryochi Ishida and Makoto Okayama (Japan) 6.17.5 minutes 3rd place: Om Prakash and Rajesh Varm (India) 6.21.0 minutes Sunday, 26 April 2015 Women's Lightweight Pairs 2000m 1st place: Phuttharaksa Neegree, and Sawittree Laksoongnoen  (Thailand)  7.30.5 minutes 2nd place: Sahoko Kinota and Ryoko Norichika (Japan) 7.35.0 minutes 3rd place: Meng-hsin Lee and Yi-an Hua (Chinese Taipei) 7.39.2 minutes Men's Open Individual 2000m 1st place: Hyejong Jeon (Republic of Korea) 6.08.8 minutes 2nd place: Ming-hui Wang (Chinese Taipei) 6.11.3 minutes 3rd place: Edwin Ginanjar Rudiana (Indonesia) 6.11.8 minutes Women's Open Pairs 2000m 1st place: Shiho Yonekawa  and Kyoko Kazusa (Japan)   7.05.5 minutes (break the current  Asia’s record of 7.06.01 minutes, set by Japanese team on 19 March 2013 in Hong Kong) 2nd place: Cai-xuan Huang and Yi-ting Huang (Chinese Taipei)  7.35.0 minutes 3rd place: Miss.Rojjana Raklao, Miss.Krittiya Harirak (Thailand)  7.51.0 minutes Mixed Fours (2 men and 2 women) All weights 1st place: Ryochi Ishida , Makoto Okayama , Shiho Yonekawa, and Kyoko Kazusa (Japan)1.29.5 minutes 2nd place: Yi-ting Huang , Chia-han Wu , Cai-xuan Huang, and Ming-hui Wang (Chinese Taipei)1.30.0 minutes 3rd place: Hyejong Jeon , Byunghoon Kim, Minha Shin, and Boyeun Ku (Republic of Korea)  1.33.1 minutes


2015 The Asian Rowing Junior ChampionshipsWuhan, China4-7 July 2015

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Junior Men's Event 6 Event 4 Event 10 Event 9 Event 3
Junior Women's Event 1 Event 7 Event 5 Event 2 Event 8

Race 20: Junior Women's 1x 2000m

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