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Theme The 6th Sun Moon Lake Open Water Swimming Championships and the 1st “SUP” Stand-up Paddle Boarding Tournament begin September 26
Bureau Nantou County Government
Date 2020/10/22
Content 連至 The 6th Sun Moon Lake Open Water Swimming Championships and the 1st “SUP” Stand-up Paddle Boarding Tournament begin September 26 完整照片
    Just one day before the highly anticipated 2020 Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival, the 6th Sun Moon Lake Open Water Swimming Championships co-organized by the Nantou County Government and the Chinese Taipei Swimming Association, and the 1st Sun Moon Lake SUP Stand-up Paddle Boarding Tournament have started on the 26th day. More than 1,500 athletes set off into the water in three groups. Among them, Cho Cheng-chi won six consecutive championship of the male elite group with 28 minutes and 18 seconds, 2 seconds faster than last year. The champion of the female group was Wang Yi-chen with 31 minutes and 54 seconds. The competition was the selection for the qualification spots for participating in international marathon swimming competitions as national competitors of the Chinese Taipei Swimming Association.

    Chen Cheng-sheng, Deputy County Mayor of Nantou County, who presided over the opening and fired the starting gun on behalf of County Mayor Lin Ming-zhen, said that in response to the changes caused by the pandemic, the highest level of epidemic prevention measures were adopted to cope with the Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival this year, in which more than 21,000 people have participated. The Sun Moon Lake Open Water Swimming Championships on the 26th is not only a formal competition for the selection of national competitors, but also an opportunity for testing a full set of epidemic prevention measures and for the staff to warm up. It has been proven that not only is the staff familiar with the implementation of requirements and maintenance, as well as wearing masks before and after going into the water within the activity areas, but also all athletes and tourists have taken the initiative to fully cooperate in wearing masks and maintaining safe social distancing. As a result, the county government is more confident to implement the epidemic prevention effectively and hold tomorrow's Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival smoothly.

    It is worth mentioning that the tournament for SUP stand-up paddle boarding, which is booming in the country, was also held for the first time in Sun Moon Lake on the 26th. The tournament includes two groups of hard shell SUP and inflatable SUP with 14 men, 8 women and 12 men and 10 women each. For the first time, 44 contestants competed in the Sun Moon Lake SUP Tournament, with its 3 kilometers long route.

    The contestants of the challenge group of the Sun Moon Lake Open Water Swimming Championships are required to swim front crawl with torpedo buoys and the contestants of competition group are required to swim 3000 meters without the buoy. There are 40 top domestic swimmers in the elite competition group this year. The contestants of the group competition were classified based on the age, ranging from 13 to 60, and then were sub-divided into 22 groups based on gender. A total of 74 contestants participated in the competition group and 1379 people participated in the challenge group.


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