Philippine Dragon Boat team nabs 5 gold, 2 silver medals at US tilt

The Philippine Dragon Boat team (the Dragon Warriors) dominated the 10th International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Dragon Boat Championships held in Tampa Bay, Florida, United States.



The Philippine Dragon Boat team members



The Noypi paddlers earned a medal in every event they joined in the competition, bagging a total of 5 gold and 2 silver medals. ABS-CBN reported that the team broke the 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.



This year's championships attracted teams from 17 different countries who competed in 18 competition classes. This is the second time that a U.S. city has hosted them. The next championships, in 2013, will be held in Iran.
 
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