Kayaking: Sri Lanka making strides in new water sport

Sykose Extreme Sports News

English: Kayaking on the Helford River

Of the wide union of skills Kayaking demands, the three most crucial are probably dexterity, teamwork and cast-iron willpower.

Proponents of the sport in Sri Lanka have had to rely heavily on each of these qualities in a bid to get things going locally.

As a result, within the span of just a few years, Kayaking is now rapidly paddling its way into the country’s mainstream sporting tableaux, especially after a strong international debut in Uzbekistan.

National coach Mihin Amarasinghe says that the country’s outing at the 15th Asian Canoe Sprint Championships, held in the World Heritage City of Samarqand in Uzbekistan from September 26-29, was revealing in two contrasting ways.

It simultaneously unveiled both the abundant potential of the Lankan team and the gulf in development and knowledge that presently exists between them and other countries from the region.

“It’s the first time Sri Lanka has fielded a…

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