The Asian Swimming Federation signed an event cooperation agreement with the Chinese Swimming Association and the Nantou County Government on March 9.
(Provided by Nantou County Government)
[Reporter Liang Weiming/Comprehensive Report] The 11th Asian Cup Open Water Swimming Championships held in Taiwan for the first time was originally scheduled to be held in the Ita Shao waters of Sun Moon Lake from June 1 to 6 this year. During the period, based on the data of the decline in the water regime of Sun Moon Lake, it was assessed in April that the decline in the water level of Sun Moon Lake was not conducive to holding the competition. A letter was sent to the National Swimming Association of my country and the Nantou County Government to confirm that the current competition will be postponed to next year.
The Asian Swimming Federation signed an event cooperation agreement with the Chinese Swimming Association and the Nantou County Government on March 9. Now the letter pointed out that after evaluating the water situation in April, the current water shortage in Sun Moon Lake and whether it can rain in May and June It is difficult to predict the rebound, and the lack of water may pose a major risk to swimmers, which is not conducive to the holding of this year's competition. In addition, because athletes from Asian countries are preparing for the Hangzhou Asian Games in September and colliding with various international competitions, it has been decided to postpone the competition to next year.
The Nantou County Government responded that it deeply regrets this and can only hope that the competition will be successful next year.
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Liu Yaozhang, coach of my country's open water swimming national team, said that the weather is not beautiful and drought is an unpredictable factor. The Asian Swimming Federation announced that the competition will be postponed to next year. It is inevitable for the landlords who are actively preparing for the competition. However, they can concentrate on preparing for the Hangzhou Asian Games.
He suggested that next year’s event date should be planned to avoid the possible drought season, so that the Open Water Asian Championships can be successfully held in Sun Moon Lake.