Philippine Dragon Boat Team
August 7, 2011 by staff
Philippine Dragon Boat Team, The Philippines “Dragon Warrior”, he continued to dazzle the fans and the fear of the sport, while rivals frustrating as it won its fourth gold medal in the 10 th IDBF World Championship Dragon Boat Sunday in Tampa Bay, Florida in the United States.
The team, also known as Cobra-IDBF (International Dragon Boat Federation) was higher in the Premier Mixed 500 meters (small boats), while grabbing his second career silver medal in the all stakeholders Premier Mixed 500 (small boats) to rivals in Macao, Germany, Italy, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Hong Kong, Canada, Puerto Rico and Hungary.
His victory in the mixture of 500 meters of the race was a fitting follow-up their search for gold in the Premier Open 100m (small boats) on Friday and Premier Mixed 200 (small boat) and the first Open 200m (small boats).
Composed primarily of members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the national rowing like no tomorrow to watch an impressive 2 minutes and 28,789 in Round 1.
They only managed 2:33.404 sec. Round 2 and 2:36.119 in the third round, but they were good enough to win the gold medal.
Europe Hungary to set up only for the second, while Trinidad and Tobago took home the bronze.
The tournament website said the two best times recorded in the three rounds will be added to decide the final results.
The Philippines was second in the Premier Mix all participants 500 (small boat) with a time of 2:38.072 – just over a second behind Germany 2:36.008. Macao was established in third with 2:41.756.
The team actually led the event with respective heat against Canada 2:30.004 (2:30.641) and Trinidad and Tobago (2:44.782) and Germany also failed to own preliminary career in Macao 2:35.910 (2: 38 732) and Italy (2:55.036).
Even with little support from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), the Philippines is on its fifth gold medal in the Premier 500 Open (small boats) that run in the heat winners reach the Grand Final.
Lack of recognition and support from the government not to discourage spirit of the rowers Filipinos – mostly soldiers – part of the team of the Philippines Dragon Boat (PDBT).
Little known when they were competing against teams from power of the dragon boat in the world, Dragon Filipino warriors in Argentina have another reason to be proud and clebrate as it continues to achieve the honor for the country in the event international dragon boat in the U.S.
“After competing in six events, tells the initial PDBT medal is now four gold and two silver,” said Maj. Harold Cabunoc, the Office of Army Public Affairs (PAO) who is also deputy director of the team.
Cabunoc said the PDBT defeated their opponents in fact, he said, despite having no spare rowers.
“We faced teams with” fresh legs “all the time,” said PDBT one of their positions in the social networking site, Facebook. (FB), where he said: “We hope that policy makers back home at last to support the dragon boat racing as a sport. ”
The PDBT is composed of seven members of the Army, two Air Force of the Philippines (FAP), one of the Navy, three Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and three civil rowers.
In another post FB, Cabunoc said: “We settled for a silver medal in the event of AC joint around 14:45. Our next race is tomorrow, August 7. Our medal tally after the mad 6 Events: 4 gold and silver 2. It really is not bad, right? Thanks for all the support! ”
Stephen Cutler, a former Federal Bureau of Investigationn (FBI) and the former agent added legal U.S. Embassy in Manila, said in his message on a social networking site: “Argentina has another team that may be proud! This is a “good news” item to be shared by all parties. “(With a report by Elena L. Aben)
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