Hungary show power in first world ice dragon boat championship

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HOHHOT, China, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Hungary showed strong power in the first world ice dragon boat championship on Friday in Dolon Nor, Xilingol League, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region as they claimed one title and grabbed four silver medals in six events.

Hungary claimed the title in the 12-man 100-meter ice dragon boat racing in 25.34 seconds, and they also won four silver medals in 5-man 100m, 4-man 200m, 5-man 200m and 12-man 200m events.

China team one claimed the title of the 5-man 100m in 26.46 seconds, edging the powerful Hungary 0.06 seconds. Thirty minutes later, China team one grabbed another gold medal in the 5-man 200m in 46.69 seconds, also edging Hungary 2.07 seconds.

"We got a good start as we have advantage in explosive power," said the 28-year-old Wang Yang of China. "I can only hear the roll of drums and the sound of the wind. We are satisfied with the result and celebrated by hugging each other on the ice." Enditem

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