Tokyo Tech News

Rowing Club third in 66th East Japan Tournament


Published: August 1, 2016

Tokyo Tech's Rowing Club placed third in the men's quad scull (4x) category at the 66th East Japan Tournament, held on June 25 and 26 and sponsored by the Tokyo Amateur Rowing Association.

(from left) Yabe, Sakaki, Takahashi, and Shiba
(from left) Yabe, Sakaki, Takahashi, and Shiba

Men's quad scull (4x)

In the men's quad scull category, four rowers propel the boat without a cox. Each rower has two oars, one in each hand. The Tokyo Tech rowers finished the 2,000-meter race in a time of 6:58:31.

Briefing before the race

Briefing before the race

Rowing for victory

Rowing for victory

Comments from Tokyo Tech team members

  • Shota Takahashi
    3rd year, Information Science
    The day-to-day efforts of the four rowers got us third place in this tournament. We will continue to aim for better results in the future.

  • Naoto Sakaki
    3rd year, Physics
    I am glad that we won a medal. I will push myself even further so that we can win another one at the All Japan University Championship in August.

  • Takumi Yabe
    2nd year, Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Rowing is a pretty tough sport — we practice 25 hours per a week for seven-minute race that is held every two months. For that reason, I feel a sense of achievement as we brought home a medal.

  • Shohei Shiba
    2nd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences
    There was a mentally draining period a while back as we couldn't shave any more time off our record, but we all continued towards the same goal. I am happy we achieved a good result.


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