China Dragon Boat Race tournament opens

The 2017 Chinese Dragon Boat Race opened in Chongqing Municipality on Saturday.

Racers from 43 dragon boat teams across the country participated in the two-day event.

Participants ranging from farmers, to undergraduates, and retirees paddled in the 100m, 200m, and 500m games.

Initiated in 2011, the tournament is the country’s top-level dragon boat race with a top prize of just over 100,000 euros.