Last weekend, the emblem of the 2021 World Rowing Championship was officially debuted in a former rowing club beside the Suzhou River.
In October of the 2017, the international rowing union announced that Shanghai would host the World Rowing Championship, the first time this international event will take place in China.
Rowing is a traditional Olympic event, dating back to 1896. Shanghai is known as the “cradle of rowing” in China.
In 1952, China’s earliest rowing salon held activities in Huangpu River, and over a half century later, rowing activities became an annual event in Suzhou River. In 1863, China’s first rowing club was established beside the Suzhou River, and it was not only the beginning of Chinese rowing but also marked the place as the heart of the sport.