There is a race over the water. On May 28, 2023, the China Dragon Boat Open Race (Sichuan · Enyang Station) and “Rowing Across Sichuan” at Enyang Station (hereinafter referred to as “Enyang Dragon Boat Race”) was opened at Enyang Dragon Boat Park. It is reported that this is the first national dragon boat race at a higher level than the 2022 Sichuan Dragon Boat Open Race “All Sichuan Rowing” held in Enyang District last year. Fan Guangsheng, chairman of the Asian Dragon Boat Federation and the China Dragon Boat Association, and Luo Dongling, party group secretary and director of the Sichuan Sports Bureau, jointly opened the gong beating ceremony. Bazhong City Party Committee Secretary He Ping gave a speech.

Gao Pengling, Deputy Secretary of Bazhong City Party Committee and Mayor of Bazhong, hosted the opening ceremony. Li Ying, Director of the Bazhong NPC Standing Committee, Hou Zhongwen, Chairman of the Bazhong CPPCC, Wang Yi, a Standing Committee Member of the Bazhong City Party Committee, Ren Xiaojuan, Deputy Mayor of the People’s Government of Bazhong City, and Yang Bo, secretary of the Enyang District Party Committee in Bazhong, attended the opening ceremony along with other officials and guests.

The dragon boat teams sail with a thousand sails and create new successes again.

By early May 28, the banks of the Enyang River were already crowded with a sea of ​​people. Spectators from Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi’an and other cities gradually made their way to the two sides looking for the best spots to watch the race.

“One, two, one, two……” the participants shouted along with the pounding sound of the drums, the paddles picking up speed. The raging dragon boats, just like the running arrows, split the waves on the lake and a series of screams ensued.

There are three types in this Enyang dragon boat race: men’s groups, women’s groups and mass groups. A total of 36 teams took part in the race. The mass groups were divided into mass group A and mass group B. The tournament consists of 100m, 200m and 500m straights. In the men’s groups there are another 3000 Coruse Racing. After two days of fierce competition, Fuzhou Changle Huiquan Dragon Boat Club finally won first place in the men’s group in the three consecutive races of 100 meters, 200 meters and 500 meters and the 3000 meters of Coruse Racing, achieving excellent results overall , which spawned a “miracle” of the game; The dragon boat team from Huazhong University of Science and Technology won first place in the women’s group; The first places of Crowd Group A and Crowd Group B went to the City Management Office Dragon Boat Team and the Industry and Investment Priority Dragon Boat Team, respectively.

“The course of the river is very beautiful, the opening ceremony of the water acrobatics performance and the players of the fierce fighting figure provided the audience with a visual feast.” Enyang Dragon Boat Race related. It is the first time that the China Dragon Boat Open is held in Enyang District, but Enyang is not a “newbie” in terms of event organization, competition holding, reception and volunteer service. Enyang holds a wonderful dragon boat racing festival for dragon boat lovers across the country and even around the world.

Enyang strives to row forward and accelerates quickly.

Walking the streets of Enyang District, people will find many changes, more and more bright urban spaces, revealing the beautiful skyline; Green spaces and small parks stretch out at the end of the street…these are all upgrades to Enyang’s quality. On the banks of the Enyang River and in the ancient city, citizens gather here to exercise and walk, and the sports atmosphere is getting stronger. Investigate the reason: It is the concept of rejuvenating the city by holding competitions and attracting people with a city atmosphere respected by the people of Enyang.

In recent years, Enyang has focused on the goal of developing the city’s first industries, culture, tourism and health care, and establishing a new modern Enyang with “two places and three districts”. Daliangshan City Park, Dengke Park, etc. were created by taking advantage of the mountains and water systems around the city, utilizing Bazhong culture, Micang culture and Red culture, and constantly developing the trademark “The first city of ancient Micang -Street”. Red Enyang”. Enyang’s “Menghualu” cultural tourism infrastructure, Enyang River-style Sichuan Opera Theater, Micang ancient march-style performances and other projects are being promoted. The ancient city tour, night tour, red tour, rural tour and holiday tour have brought positive interaction in Enyang.

So far, Enyang has successfully held the 2016 Sichuan Orienteering Championship, the 2018 Tour of China International Road Bicycle Race, the 2019 Sichuan Youth Weightlifting Championship and other events. The race fuels the national fitness boom while constantly improving the city’s infrastructure and quality, allowing the masses to share in the “event’s dividends” and feel the city’s real temperature. In addition, the future development dividends of this historic city are constantly distributed.

The splitting of the waves on the lake creates another new hotspot at Enyang.

The dragon boat race originated in China and is, in a sense, the most representative Chinese sport. “Tongzhougongji” is engraved on every Chinese person’s bones. For this reason, the dragon boat is highly valued by the country in vigorously promoting the sports industry. The 14th Five-Year Plan for the Development of the China Dragon Boat Movement (draft guideline) clearly states to promote the integration and development of the dragon boat industry in related industries through the full use of “dragon boat + Internet”. Mode exploring the integration and development of dragon boat industry in tourism, manufacturing and other industries, promoting the emergence of a new form of dragon boat industry. In July 2022, Enyang Dragon Boat Park was completed and put into operation. So far, the first dragon boat park in northeastern Sichuan has been built with four 500-meter standard courses and 5,000 spectator seats. In August 2022, the Enyang Dragon Boat Park was opened along with the start of the 2022 Enyang Dragon Boat Open Race “Rowing Across Sichuan”, sparking a wave of discussion in Sichuan; In February 2023, the topics of “development of dragon boat racing and tourism industry, promoting the establishment of a water sports base in Northeast Sichuan, actively creating and introducing dragon boat racing, and developing dragon boat tourism projects based on dragon boat racing” were clearly listed as important topics in the 14th Five-year plan for sports development in Enyang. So far, the history of Enyang and the dragon boat movement has been addressed.

“It was a game full of surprises,” said an official of the Sichuan Provincial Sports Bureau. The environment of Enyang, the proper preparation of the race, and the people of Enyang’s enthusiasm for the dragon boat race all brought us surprises. This international water-focused competition is just the beginning of water sports in Enyang. The success of the Enyang Dragon Boat Race is expected to fuel the water sports boom and a new chapter in water sports across the province.

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