• Kyodo


Japanese rowers Daisuke Takeda and Takahiro Suda will give the host nation its best shot at a podium finish when world rowing championships kick off in Asia for the first time ever on Monday.

Takeda, a three-time Olympian, teams up with up-and-coming Suda in the men’s lightweight double sculls and is sure to have the backing of an enthusiastic crowd at the Nagaragawa International Regatta Course in Kaizu.

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