Science People! Paddle People!
The Remarkable Return of the Scientific Crushers!

For the second time, we brought together 19 international young researchers to start at this year’s dragon boat cup at Elbhangfest last Sunday, 26 June. Our team “The Scientific Crushers” counted with sportive scientists from 12 countries: Iran, Poland, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Slovakia, Albania, Russia, India, Serbia, Italy, Bolivia and last but not least Germany.

After only one successful training session at June 11 we managed to deliver an impressive performance to our cheerleaders and fans! We competed with five academic teams at the “Hochschul-Pokal”. At our first race at 2:40 p.m. we had some starting problems but only a couple of minutes later, we experienced a stunning neck-and-neck race against the team of the international office of the TU! Although, in the end it was not enough for victory, our team spirit is unbroken and we had lots of fun!

Special thanks to our drummer, Parya, our battle call lead singer Siavash, Axel, our team captain and our helmsmen of the boat club “WSV Am Blauen Wunder” Thielo, Thomas and Rainer! We are looking forward to the next year’s dragon boat cup and hope to see many of you in our boat or as cheerleader again!

(Text: A. Barthel, Photos: C. Reichert)

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