Recap & Results of the WPA-China SUP Challenge 2017

Jul 24 2017

Recap & Results of the WPA-China SUP Challenge 2017

The 2017 WPA-China SUP Challenge in Qiandao Lake brought epic scenery to all of the competitors of all abilities for one day of burning sun, clear water and lots of fun. The event was held at the National Water Sports Training Base where several Olympic champions are training.

                                                                                                     National Water Sports Training Base

The blistering summer day with temperature close to 95℉ couldnt hold back enthusiasm of participants. The event was not only an average SUP event but also the first WPA competition in China.

Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, Zhejiang, China, formed since the completion of the Xin’an River hydroelectric station. The Lake is known for its clear and sometimes drinkable water. It is an important tourist attraction of Zhejiang.

There are over 1,000 islands in the lake. It covers an area of 573 km² and has a storage capacity of 17.8 km³.

Li Zhe from the local canoeing club won the double, races of 400M and 2,000M.

The first six places of three events:

SUP Sprints (400M):
1. LI ZHE
2.
 LI GUANG YU
3.
 SHENG YING SHU
4. ZHANG TAO
5.
 WU JING HAI
6.
 FANG JIA JIAN


                                                                                                             Top three of SUP Sprints (400M)

2,000M SUP:
1. LI ZHE
2
LI GUANG YU
3.
 YAO BIN
4. SHENG YING SHU
5.
 ZHANG TAO
6.
 WU JIN HAI

                                                                                                         Top three of 2,000M SUP

Fun Technical Race:
1. LI GAUNG YU
2.
 SHENG YING SHU
3.
 YAO BIN
4. LI ZHE
5.
 MA GANG
6.
 CHEN HAO

                                                                                                                   Top three of FUN Technical RACE