Philippine Dragon Boat team wins 3rd gold, 1st silver medals at World Championships

The Philippine Dragon Boat team (a.k.a. the Dragon Warriors) has won its third gold at the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Dragon Boat Championships in Tampa Bay, Florida, United States on Saturday.

The Philippine Dragon Team Members

The Noypi paddlers stormed their way to victory in the 200-meter mixed event small boat division in a time of 57:07 seconds, leaving their rivals from Italy, Japan, and Trinidad and Tobago in awe.

The team previously won the first place in premier 200-meter mixed event and in the 1000-meter men's event where it set a new world record with the fastest time of four minutes and 57 seconds.

Meanwhile, aside from the three (3) golds, the Filipinos have also bagged their first silver medal in the premier 200-meter men's division event on Saturday.

The first World Championship Dragon Boat Racing was in 1995 at Yueyang, China and was organized by the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) . Since then, it is being held every after two years, a grand event that National athletes yearns among the IDBF members dare not to miss. The Dragon Warriors are the current defending champions of the event.
 
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