PDBF rowers win gold in HK tourney

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The Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF) claimed one gold and three bronzes in the 2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival International Races held at the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong.

The Filipino paddlers bested 13 other teams to rule the mixed small boat 250-meter of the event participated by more than 4,000 paddlers.

“Joining the Hong Kong race is one of our main international exposures this year and it was a good experience for our team. The Hong Kong race was amazing and interesting and we hope to join again next year,” PDBF President Marcia Cristobal said.

The team also secured bronze medals in the open 250m small boat, women’s 250m small boat and mixed 250m standard boat.


“The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival, the longest-running event in modern dragon boat racing. Thanks to Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong for the warm and enormous generosity given to PDBF Elite Team. Maraming salamat po at sa lahat ng Pinoy sa Hong Kong na sumusuporta sa amin,” the PDBF chief added.

In June, the PDBF earned a silver medal in the 2015 Macau International Invitational Dragon Boat Championship held at the Nam Van Lake Nautical Center in Macau, China.

The PDBF has also been successful in international competitions for the past years including its two-gold, one-silver, one-bronze showing in the 1st International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) Dragon Boat World Cup in Fuzhou, China and one-gold, two-silver output in the Asian Dragon Boat Championships also held in Macau.

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