Grammar dragons beat the world

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DRAGON boat teams from Canberra Grammar School and Canberra Girls’ Grammar School have together topped the medal count for the standard boat category of the Lee Kum Kee 8th IDBF Club Crew World Championships in Hong Kong.

Four thousand rowers from more than 20 countries were competing in Victoria Harbour. Second in prestige only to the world championship, the event attracts the cream of dragon boat racing – almost 170 of the world’s top clubs participated in this year’s event.

“The combined teams, as a Grammar club, won more medals than any other club in the world,” says an excited team leader and teacher, Jenny Holbrook.

The Grammar club won seven gold, five silver and one bronze medals during the five-day festival.

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