Huzhou canoeist breaks Zhejiang's ICF World Cup record
Canoeists compete in men's 500m single scull final at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup held in Racice, Czech Republic on May 21. [Photo/WeChat account: huzhoufabu]
Ji Bowen from Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province finished fourth in the men's 500m single scull final at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Racice, Czech Republic on May 21.
Ji clocked a time of 1 minute and 45.93 seconds. This is the best performance achieved by an athlete from Zhejiang to date.
The Czech Republic's Martin Fuksa won gold in the 500m event. The 29-year old finished ahead of Olympic champion Isaquias Queiroz of Brazil.
Ji was drafted into the national canoeing team in 2021. That same year, the 20-year-old grabbed three medals at the 14th National Games in Xi'an, Shaanxi province in September.
Ji and Miao Feilong won the gold medal in the men's 500m double sculls final at the National Games. The Zhejiang pair edged past the Guangdong team with a time of 1 minute and 46.778 seconds to win the race.
Ji also took home the silver medal in the men's 1,000m double sculls and bronze medal in the men's 1,000m single scull event.