• PDBF ROWERS ADD 2 GOLDS TO MEDAL HAUL

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    The Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF) continued its impressive run by winning two golds on the second day of the 1st International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Cup being held in Fuzhou, China.

    The Philippines reigned supreme in the 100-meter premier mixed standard boat event via a 23.445-second showing. Canada settled for second with a time of 23.825 while host China was relegated to the No. 3 position with 24.049. Hong Kong placed fourth in 25.127.

    The Filipino paddlers were unstoppable as they claimed the second gold in the 500m premier mixed standard boat category. They checked in at 2:03.693, good enough to beat second placer China (2:03.941), third placer Canada (2:04.553) and fourth placer US (2:04.709).

    So far, the Philippines has two golds and one silver in the world meet which also invited paddlers from Australia, Czech Republic, Ghana, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Macau, Puerto Rico and Russia.

    The silver medal was delivered on the opening day in the 200m mixed standard boat event.

    The team is composed of Judith Hakim, Bert Tocao Hugo, Edcer Toto Penetrante, Louie Orias, Nelson de la Noche, Joseph Magno, Suhod Saraman Hakim, Fredie Naigan, Melvin Lumiguid, Rowel Dela Cerna, Manuel Maya, Edward Balbuena, Roneil Bueno Rafael, Leonita Banlat, Marilou Adalid, Monette Deriada, Julie Ann Biadnes and Aileen Padrones.

    The PDBF recently won one gold and two silvers in the Asian Championships in Macau and one gold and one silver in the 2014 Marina Regatta international dragon boat championship in Singapore.

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