CULTURE Rafting Plateau World Championships kicks off in Yushu

CULTURE

Rafting Plateau World Championships kicks off in Yushu

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15:06, August 10, 2018

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The Rafting Plateau World Championships kicked off in Yushu, Qinghai Province, on Thursday, with more than 150 athletes from 17 countries participating in the tournament, which ends Sunday.

The event in Yushu, where the Yangtze, Yellow and Mekong rivers start from, features all four disciplines of the International Rafting Federation (IRF): the sprint, head-to-head, slalom and downriver.

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Yushu has hosted several rafting-related races, including a 2016 IRF World Cup race.

Yushu experienced a devastating earthquake in 2010, when the majority of the city’s buildings were damaged beyond repair. The city has been focused on rebuilding since then.

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