Victoria square was packed with locals and media who had rushed there to join in the victory celebrations. After a photo in the square’s fountain, the team members doused each other with water in jubilation.
Delft University of Technology and the University of Michigan arrived in second and third place, respectively, and the three university team members splashed each other in a tribute to a race well fought. The Tokai University team members expressed their joy with repeated shouts of “Tokai!”
Amidst the team’s high-spirited celebration, the members commented on their experience as the meaning of their victory finally sunk in. “Although there were tough times, we now feel vindicated. We are thrilled to see so many people celebrating with us.” “We are able to stand where we are now thanks to the help of the graduates and our professors. The race was exhausting but the ending was a lot of fun.”
Three teams reached the finish line on this day: Tokai University, Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands), and the University of Michigan (U.S.).
You of Tokai University team that celebrates victory each other
You of participation member who praises good fight each other each other