Wellington Trophy is Related to Which Sports?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Wellington Trophy is related to the sport of Rowing in India. It is one of the highest awards a rover can receive. Sailing as a sport can be traced back to the British period in India. Calcutta Rowing Club was the first rowing club in India to be established during the British period in the year 1858.

Sports related to Wellington Trophy

The sport of sailing involves boats using a paddle attached to the boat as a lever. The sport is administered by the Rowing Federation of India, the central governing body for rowing. The Rowing Federation of India was formed on 30 August 1976 and is affiliated with the Indian Olympic Association.

  • Rowing is a historical sport involving the racing of boats.
  • In India, rowing as a sport was introduced during the British period, with the establishment of the first rowing club in India, the Calcutta Rowing Club.
  • Administered by the RFI (Rowing Federation of India), the sport was brought to India during the British period.

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