104th Intramural Boat Race
June 6, 2017
On Wednesday 31 st May 2017, the TUFS Intramural Boat Race, which boasts a history of over 100 years, was held in Toda Park in Toda city, Saitama Prefecture.
This is a university-wide event in which mainly new students and exchange students participate, and this year 304 participants from 68 teams competed in 300 metre 5-person boat races. The contest centres around the 'Hagyou Races' in which students form teams based on their area or language of study (men's and women's), and this year current students volunteered in a total of 32 races.
This year turned out to be a flamboyant occasion, with many participants wearing T-shirts representing their particular areas and languages of study, and others sporting specially made headgear and costumes. The Voice Acting Society provided commentary, and the grounds were charged with excitement. During the final hagyou Races, people could be seen running alongside the boats of their affiliated areas and languages of study while cheering them on.
104th Intramural Boat Race Results
Men's Hagyou Race
|1 st Place||Southern Asia（1分39秒53）|
|2 nd place||North America, English（1'44"41）|
|3 rd Place||Russia（1'45"63）|
Women's Hagyou Race
|1 st Place||Italy (1'51"69)|
|2 nd place||Western Europe, Spanish (1'54"09)|
|3 rd Place||Oceania, English (1'59"58)|
Senior Students' Race
|1 st Place||Brazilian Research Society (1'44"93)|
|2 nd place||Barabara (1'52"11)|
|3 rd Place||Minori ha Mina no Mono (1'54"37)|
New and Foreign Student Race
|1 st Place||Ottosei (1'52"36)|
|2 nd place||Ferurusai (1'53"48)|
|3 rd Place||Myugehoja Shin'eitai (1分54秒50)|