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Iran bags 3 medals at World Dragon Boat Champs

Tehran, Iranian women team received one silver and two bronze medals at the 11th International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) Club Crew World Championships held in Szeged, Hungary, from July 17-22, 2018.

Iran had also participated in the event last year.

A dragon boat is a human-powered watercraft. They were traditionally made in the Pearl River Delta region of China's southern Guangdong Province out of teak wood to various designs and sizes. In other parts of China, different kinds of wood are used to build these traditional watercraft.

It is one of a family of traditional paddled long boats found throughout Asia, Africa, the Pacific islands and also Puerto Rico. Currently, boats are being made for competitive purposes out of carbon fiber and other lightweight materials.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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