Dear all National Federations, On behalf of the Asian Rowing Federation, I would like to extend my congratulations to all of the athletes and teams that competed and, for those who were successful in their attempts, qualify for this year’s Olympic games in Brazil. The collective performance of these elite athletes at the 2016 Asia and Oceania Continental Olympic Qualification Regatta, Chung-ju, Korea gives nations and athletes across Asia and Oceania a great sense of pride. The Asian rowers that represented their countries and our continent in Korea were outstanding ambassadors for our sport. They also serve as inspiration for us by encouraging to set goals. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of those National Federations that have directly qualified for the Olympics at this qualification regatta. They are: China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. I would also like to congratulate FISA and the Korean Rowing Association on a wonderfully organized competition and to acknowledge the efforts of coaches, trainers, staff, volunteers and athlete families that have supported our athletes on the road to the Rio Olympics. You have and continue to provide our athletes with the support they need to be successful at national, regional and world competitions. Sincerely, Wang Shi President of Asian Rowing Federation
From 13th to 23rd June of 2018, ARF Junior Rowing Training Camp was successfully held in Chungju city, Korea before the 2018 Asian Rowing Junior Championships. Experienced coaches were invited from FISA to lecture the training camp, Tony Carr from Canada and Chronis from Greece together with Jacques from Netherland and Korean national coach Mr.Kim. There were totally 43 participants from 9 NFs financially supported by ARF taking part in the training camp. During the training camp, each day the participants will have on water training and indoor lecture. All the junior rowers has improved a lot on their rowing skills and boat rigging. The lectures will not just tell them what to do on water but also analyse their actions one by one. Ech day after dinner, team building games were organized for youth athletes, such as dance party, basketball, football, volleyball, so that all the athletes can relax and enjoy themselves during the play. Doctor Mikio, Chair of ARF Sports Medicine Committee and Doctor Han, Chair of Para Rowing Committee delivered a lecturer on Sports Medicine and Anti-Doping Control for participants of ARF Junior Training Camp and ARF Para Rowing Training Camp in the morning of 23rd. According to the feedbacks of the participants, the 2018 ARF Junior Training Camp has made great outcomes and all the participants has improved and enjoyed during their stay in Chungju. It is believed with the increasing participation of young generation, Asian rowing will have a bright future.
From 13th to 23rd June of 2018, for the development of Para-rowing in Asia, 2018 ARF Para-rowing Training Camp was held in Chungju city, Korea. In this camp, 13 para-rowing athletes and coaches participated. Besides the daily training on water and ergo, competitions on water and ergo were also held in order to prepare for the para rowing events in 2018 Asian Cup II. Doctor Mikio, Chair of ARF Sports Medicine Committee and Doctor Han, Chair of Para Rowing Committee delivered a lecturer on Sports Medicine and Anti-Doping Control for participants of ARF Junior Training Camp and ARF Para Rowing Training Camp in the morning of 23rd June 2018. All the para rowers enjoyed the training camp under the supervision of the head coach Madame Lee Jaenam and learnt a lot about rowing skills. After the training camp, they also participated in the 2018 Asian Cup II for the para events. It is believed that even though Asian para-rowing is still in the early stage of development, with the joint effort of ARF and all the participants in ARF Para-Rowing Training Camp, this amazing event will bring more happiness to para-rowing athletes throughout Asia.
The 2018 Asian Rowing Cup I was succeesfully held in Singapore from 26th, 29th April 2018. There were total of 132 Athletes participated in this Championships. Beautiful Rowing Venue Opening Ceremony Handler at the Starter Medal Ceremony Warming Up before Racing Training Attention, Go Grouping Photo of ITOs