The South Korean city of Chungju will
host the World Rowing Championships from 25 August to 1 September this year
with Australian athletes expected to perform well. The championships will
be held at the International Tangeum Lake Regatta Course ten minutes from the
city of Chungju.
During the Championships, various
cultural events and performances, exhibitions and fireworks will be carried out
in and around the regatta venue and Chungju city. There will be an opening
ceremony with martial arts performances at the Chungju World Martial Arts Park
to celebrate the opening.
Rowing Australia recently officially
announced the 2013 Australian Senior A Rowing Team following the conclusion of
the 2013 National Selection Trials at the Sydney International Regatta Centre
A squad of fifty-one Australian athletes
have been selected into nine Olympic, one Paralympic and six Non-Olympic boat
classes. Australia aims to build on the success it achieved at the opening
round of the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup in Sydney, where the team won four
gold, four silver and five bronze medals.
Chungju is known as a green city in
Korea and is surrounded by a clean lake, river and mountains and is a city with
rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist resources. There is
spectacular mountain scenery in the national parks that surround the area – Mt.
Woraksan and Mt. Sobaeksan National Parks. This region has some of the most
beautiful natural scenery in the whole of Korea with its picturesque mountains
There are beautiful mountain Buddhist
temples in the region as well as several superb hot springs to enjoy such as
Suanbo Hot Springs. Visitors can enjoy an overnight templestay and
experience life as a Buddhist monk. Other activities such as rafting,
paragliding and hiking are very popular in this region and a respite from city
life for Koreans at weekends.
So, if you are a rowing enthusiast plan
your travels to Korea to cheer on the Australia team at the 2013 World Rowing
Championships and enjoy the sights of Chungju and the surrounding region at the
Dated: 6 May, 2013
Further information: Jennifer
Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager, KTO Sydney