31.12.17

Photo Report: Local Rowing History Exhibition in Přerov, Czechia

The rowing sport was first introduced in the Czech city of Přerov in 1932. The local rowing club has organized an exhibition to mark the 85th anniversary.

Called Oars on the Bečva River ("Vesla na Bečvě"), the exhibition is held at the municipal Exhibition Hall Pasáž from December 7, 2017, through to January 5, 2018, and is opened on working days only.

The development of rowing in Přerov was facilitated by the construction of a weir on the outskirts of the city in the 1930s, securing stable water levels up the stream of the Bečva River.

The boat park in Přerov has changed the location three times since the 1930s.

This is how rowing shells were kept clean in 1938.

The rowing club in Přerov boasts a number of trophies. Among its members is Valentýna Kolářová, the stroke of the Czech junior women's eight that won the world championships in 2017.

An exhibition like this is a chance to popularize rowing among the broader public.

All photos were taken by the website editor, Petr Kubálek, on December 29, 2017.

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