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Iran bags two medals at Hong Kong Barcelona Dragon Boat Festival

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Members of the Iranian women's Sokkan rowing team pose for a photograph at the end of their campaign at the first edition of Hong Kong Barcelona Dragon Boat Festival in Barcelona, Spain, on May 20, 2018.

The Iranian women's Sokkan rowing team has put a convincing end to its campaign at the first edition of Hong Kong Barcelona Dragon Boat Festival in Spain, and clinched a silver medal at the prestigious international tournament.

The Iranian team took part in the 200m 10-seater senior women final in the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona, and sat in the second place.

Earlier in the competitions, the Iranian men's Sokkan rowing team vied against rivals in the 200m 10-seater senior men final, and stood on top of the podium. 

The first edition of Hong Kong Barcelona Dragon Boat Festival started on May 19, and finished on May 20, 2018.


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