Danube Regatta – International rowing and dragon boat race – Budapest – 2015!

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Saturday, April, 25. 2015.  …  was at the right time in the right place!

The university’s  rowers and dragon boat sport competition took two hours with  fingers crossed cheerleaders and spinning excitements rowing on the River Danube – Budapest.

Saturday, April, 25 at the River Danube was the terrific venue for hustle and bustle, enjoying spring’s sunshine, university lifestyle, the Danube Party, concerts and a bunch of entertainment  … The Danube Regatta created a tradition to call up bring closer together rival universities.  The foreigner and Hungarian university’s rowers and students  filled the wharf  as the “Row in Budapest”  splashing race began.

The international rowing and dragon boat sports competition between universities at the Danube regatta. In addition to the twelve national higher education institution. Professional rowing-men flew over to Budapest to take part at the race on the water from the Harvard and the Princeton University  to compete at this sport festival of the year as well.

In the dragon boat race the Széchenyi István University team won and stood on the highest stand, in front of the University of Civil Service. The second  place was won by the eight rowers from the City of Győr University team. The third stand was reached by  the Princeton University team and the Corvinus University of Budapest was just a wink away and came in fourth.

The winning rowers from America, the Harvard University became the first ahead of the Hungary’s Széchenyi István University being the second, and rowing in the third place was the Princeton University team from the United States.

Thousands of bystanders had great interest to be present at this competition and the full day shows were attracted by the strolling by visitors and those who wish to do some exercise could choose from several options.

The rowing sporty event was opened by Colleen Bell, the US Ambassador, who  shared some sporty thoughts of her own University year in Scotland and also thanked the invitation of the Center of József Antall to open this fabulous rowers race.

The competition was made up of professional and amateur dragon boat rowers teams. István Simicskó – Secretary of State for sport also rowed the boat with his daughter representing the University of Physical Education. The team eventually finished in third place.

The Danube Regatta was a generally spectacular event for audiences of all ages, it had also an important specific aim of bringing young and elder folks closer to each other, and to pump up yourselves in the daily live with a little movement.

Here is a short shot … a few seconds off the start:

The slide show speaks more than words … so go for it and feel the mood of the awesome day!

Update, snaps, video by: Aggie Reiter

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