Rio 2016 Olympic Rowing Regatta finished last week. All 14 Categories had been completed during the eight-day regatta that began on 6 August and went through two days of postponements due to windy weather of Rio. Overall 21 countries won medals. Overall Great Britain from Europe won the medal table No.1 with three golds and two silvers. Germany from Europe and New Zealand from Oceania get second position both winning two golds and one silver. Australia from Oceania at the fourth with one gold and two silvers. For Asian countries, China won 2 bronzes at W1x (Duan Jingli)and LW2x(Pan Feihong, Huang Wenyi). At 2012 London China won one Sliver for Asia and 2008 China got one Gold and one sliver. Before that 1996 Atlanta Olympic in US China won the first silver metal. In 2020, the 32th Summer Olympic Games will come back to Asia again. Japan Tokyo stands on the stage of the Rio at closing ceremony. Asian Rowing will have another great 4 years development leading by the Olympic Movement.
On the 8th day of 2016 Rio Olympic Games, China's Duan Jingli took bronze medal of women's single sculls final of Rowing. It made a significant breakthrough in China Rowing. The history of the Chinese rowing team in the Olympic women's single sculls never won medals was rewritten by Duan Jingli. Duan Jingli, born in 1989, is the leading athlete in the China women’s rowing team. She beated Zhang Xiuyun in the 12th National Games in Shenyang, won third place in the 2014 and 2015 World Championships. Duan Jingli entered the national team in 2011, but unfortunately missed out on the London Olympics due to issues surrounding training methods. This time in Rio, She competed the Olympic medal for her first time and brought into play normally, took bronze medal of women's single sculls final of Rowing in 7' 24"13. China's Duan Jingli (R) shows her medal after the women's single sculls final of Rowing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 13, 2016 Australia's Kimberley Brennan competes during the women's single sculls final of Rowing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 13, 2016. Kimberley Brennan won the gold medal. China's Duan Jingli attends the awarding ceremony for the women's single sculls final of Rowing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 13, 2016. Duan Jingli won the bronze medal Gold medalist Australia's Kimberley Brennan (C), silver medalist Genevra Stone (L) of the United States of America, bronze medalist China's Duan Jingli attend the awarding ceremony for the women's single sculls final of Rowing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 13, 2016
China's Rowing Team finally get their first medal of 2016 Rio Olympics in Rowing events on Aug.12 2016. A Bronze medal of lightweight women's double sculls final taken by Huang Wenyi and Pan Feihong. These two Chinese girl had made a team since Guangzhou Asian Olympic games in 2010, and took the gold medal of lightweight women's double sculls final in that game. 2012 in London, Huang wenyi and another Chinese experienced rowing athlete Xu Dongxiang, won a silver medal of lightweight women's double sculls final which was China's only medal of Rowing events in the 2012 Olympic games. When talking about their coach Cao Mianying, Huang Wenyi and Pan Feihong had great compliments: "Our coach Cao Mianying is a very good coach, she has participated in 7 games, as an athlete played 3 games and as a coach played 4 games. Cao took a great control of the pre-match preparation and good rhythm in training. We trust her very much." These two Olympic rowing bronze medalist in the face of the media also admitted that this is their last Olympics. It is difficult for them to hold out until today. Because feihong stomach is not very good, she is hard to stick to the great physiological load of exercise training. Huang also had the waist and bronchus problem. "Although we retired, there are still a lot of Chinese rowing rising star, won't be worse than us. These is a lot hope in China Rowing." Pan feihong said with confidence. Bronze medalists China's Huang Wenyi (L) and Pan Feihong attend the awarding ceremony for the lightweight women's double sculls final of rowing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 12, 2016 Gold medalists Netherlands's athletes (C), silver medalists Canada's athletes (L), bronze medalists China's athletes pose for photos during the awarding ceremony for the lightweight women's double sculls final of rowing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 12, 2016
Asian Rowing Federation President Wang Shi has facilitated the signing of a sponsorship agreement between Skyworth Group Co., Ltd. and the Indonesian Rowing & Canoeing Federation to promote the sport of rowing in Indonesia. Skyworth is set to donate 1 billion Rupiah to the Indonesian Rowing & Canoeing Federation. The signing ceremony was held in Jakarta, Indonesia in the morning of May 25 2016. Notable guests at the signing included: Vice Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee of Guangdong and Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee Secretary, Ma Xingrui; Asian Rowing Association President, Wang Shi; Indonesian Minister Sports and Youth , Iman Nahrawi; Asian Rowing Association Vice President and former Indonesia Rowing Association President, Achmad Sutjipto; Skyworth founder, Huang Hongsheng and Chairman of the Board, Lin Weiping. Asian Rowing Federation President Wangshi delivered a speech at the signing ceremony calling for people from all walks of life to follow and support the sport of rowing. Asian Rowing Federation Vice President, former Indonesian Rowing & Canoeing Federation President Achmad Sutjipto expressed his sincere gratitude for the Skyworth’s generosity. He also expresses that with Skyworth’s support, the Indonesian rowing team will strive to achieve better results in this year’s competitions. Indonesian Deputy Minister of Sports, Iman Nahrawi highly praised Skyworth’s sponsorship of the Indonesia Rowing Association at the ceremony and has high hopes for the further deepening of bilateral collaboration. In the afternoon of May 25 President Wangshi visited the Indonesian Rowing & Canoeing Federation and met with Indonesian Rowing & Canoeing Federation President, Minister of Public Works and Housing Mr. Basuki Hadimulyono. Basuki Hadimulyono welcomed President Wang Shi’s visit. He expressed his gratitude to Asian Rowing Federation for its support and to Skyworth for their 1 billion Rupiah donation. President Wang Shi introduced recent developments within the Asian Rowing and congratulated the Indonesian’s men’s rowing team for qualifying for the Olympics for the first time, while also extending his hope for the future development of rowing in Indonesia.