- Mzansi has scooped silver in the World Rowing Junior Championships
- The competition was held in Japan
- Germany left with top honours, having achieved 12 medals
A huge congratulations is due to our boys after they scooped silver at the 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships in Japan. The five days of racing have concluded and the juniors have done Mzansi proud.
The Sea Forest Waterway is one of the very few international regatta courses on saltwater and was built for the 2020 Olympic Games.
According to GoodThingsGuy.com, Germany left the competition with 12 medals, five of them gold, but South Africa did secure a podium win with the silver.
Well done to the entire team of talented rowers - Sebastian Prince, Bakang Sebitlaone, Daton Wolfaardt, Nathan Fletcher and Brandon Janse Van Vuuren - on this amazing achievement.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that the young South Africans qualified for the semi-finals of the World Rowing Junior Championships in Japan. The finished in third place to secure their entry into the next round. The tournament not only focuses on rowing, but huge emphasis is placed on the sustainability of freshwater environments.
In 2011 World Rowing and WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature, formed a global clean water partnership. This engages all rowers, rowing clubs and national rowing federations to work towards safeguarding their freshwater environments. So not only has the South African rowing team made us proud on the water, they’ve also played a huge part in protecting the environment.
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