Aug 8, 2011

Philippine Dragon Boat Team Win 5 Gold, 2 Silver Medals in International Dragon Boat Federation World Championships

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Dragon Boat Federation team triumphed once more in the International Dragon Boat Federation World Championships in Tampa Bay, Florida.

The 'Dragon Warriors' won the last event of the world championships, the 500-m event in the men’s small boat division.

Their latest victory gave the Dragon Warriors their 5th gold medal, bringing their total haul to 7 medals – 5 golds and 2 silvers.

In heat 1 of the event, the Dragon Warriors defeated Japan and Trinidad and Tobago with a time of 2:38 to advance to the finals.

In the finals, the Filipino paddlers once again stamped their class, smoking Australia, Japan, Italy and Puerto Rico to take the gold.

Australia placed second in the event while Japan came in third.

The Dragon Warriors also set new world records in all of the events that they won: the 1000-m men's event, the 200-m men's event, the 500-m men's event, the 200-m mixed event, and the 500-m mixed event.

Photo Credit: Ellen Tordesillas

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