The Czech Flag Bearer Was Makovička

The parade of 34 nations on the shore of the glamorous Labe Arena in Račice has

officially launched the 2017 European Rowing Championship. See Ondřej Kroutil’s

photo reportage.




The flag bearer of the Czech team was Jakub Makovička, a 36-year- old doyen of

the team, called Makovec, a member of the four without a coxwain who was already

competing at the 2004 Athens Olympics or sitting in the golden eight in the first

renewed European Championship in Poznań 2007. Last year he returned to the

representation after he already said goodbye to the boats and the oars. In the

glorious sunset the fairly crowded spectator stands applauded Czechs Slovak brothers

and other participants. Many of them followed the ceremony from the water where

they had been finishing their last practice row. Already tomorrow at 9:55 am, duels

of rowing heroes will begin on the channel.