Asian Games 2018

Asian Games (rowing) - Palembang promising for major events

Asian Games (rowing) - Palembang promising for major events

Uzbekistan's canoe athletes Zokirova Linufar (left) and Dilnoza Rakhmatova speeds up to finish in the 500 meter women's doubles canoeing finsl round of Asian Games 2018 in the Jakabaring Lake in Palembang, South Sumatra, Thursday (30/8/2018). (ANTARA FOTO/Wahyu Putro A)

Palembang, S. Sumatra  (ANTARA News) - International Canoe Federation (ICF) Vice President Thomas Konietzko said, the South Sumatra`s capital of Palembang, which successfully host the 18th Asian Games` rowing competition, has the opportunity to hold other major events.

"The rowing venue in Palembang is very good, athletes from many countries praise it and want to return to this city to compete in other bigger events," Konietzko remarked here on Thursday.

Further, the ICF vice president noted that he would support international rowing competitions to be held in the city, also known as the "Land of Sriwijaya", hence the sport branch could grow well in Indonesia and other Asian countries as well.

"Canoeing has been dominated by Europe, and in the Olympics we will see the emergence of Asian athletes who are competing in the world`s biggest sports event and become champions," he said.

Rowing was one of the 10 sports of the Asian Games held in the city.

Reporting by Yudi Abdullah
Editing by Otniel Tamindael