Traditional sport

Governor’s Cup in Traditional Rowing were held in Khanty-Mansiysk

July 5, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

July 1st has summed up the results of the international competitions for the Governor’s Cup in rowing in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District, Russia.  This year, for the title of the strongest rower, almost 200 athletes from Ugra, Yamal and Tyumen region fought without a small amount. The guests and observers of the event were representatives of 16 countries – Hungary, China, Norway, Brazil, Iran, Spain, Canada, Congo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Niger, Portugal, USA, France, Malaysia and Poland.

Over the course of two days the participants of the competitions showed the best in personal disciplines, mass start, in races in pairs and trios, relay race, mass start-up standing, and also demonstrated mastery of rowing of the region. It is noteworthy that this year in the most technically complex form of races – the race standing – not only men but also women took part. In addition to the main competitions, traditional games and entertainments of the indigenous peoples of the North were organized in the framework of the holiday: jumping over sledges, tugging on a reindeer hide, throwing a lasso to a trot, shooting from a traditional bow and others. Anyone could also try his hand at making a national doll from cloth, painting on wood and even in creating a traditional row-boat.

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