The Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation (PCKDF) team bagged three medals in Day 2 of the 2016 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Dragon Boat World Championships in Moscow, Russia on Friday.
The 20-man Senior Mixed Team bested host Russia in a hairline finish to take home the gold medal in the 500-meter event.
The Filipino rowers posted a time record of one minute and 55.992 seconds. The Russians finished second with 1:56.072 followed by Thailand with 1:56.346.
Meanwhile, the 10-man Junior Mixed Team finished second in the 500-meter event with a time record of two minutes and 11.8 seconds.
Russia claimed the crown with 2:10.5 seconds while Ukraine finished third with 2:13.4.
The Philippines’ 10-man Senior Mixed Team finished third in the 500m event with 2:09.8 seconds behind first placer Russia and second placer Thailand, with 2:07.4 and 2:08.7, respectively.
The Filipino rowers are yet to compete in the 10-seater junior mixed 2,000m, and 10-seater senior mixed 2,000 races.
The PCKDF 29-man team is fresh from a two-gold medal finish in the 2016 Taiwan International Dragon Boat Championships.
The seniors team is composed of steerswoman Maribeth Caranto, drummer Patricia Bustamante, Hermie Macarnas, OJ Fuentes, Angela Abanila, Racquel Almencion, John Paul Silencio, Fe Niuda, Norwell Cajes, Jordan De Guia, Fernan Dungan, Frank Feliciano, Alex Generalo, Rea Glore, Glaiza Liwag, Hermie Macaranas, Oliver Manaig, Ma Rosella Manatad, Reymart Nebado, Daniel Ortega, Rhea Roa and Robin Santos.
The juniors team, on the other hand, includes Jane Abetona, Gabriel Boromeo, Rossel Burgos, Sheryl Caang, Lester Delos Santos, Rosalyn Esguerra, Jerome Solis, Roger Masbate and Christian Urz.
PCKDF team is aiming to surpass their last output of five gold, three silver, and three bronze medals during the 2014 edition of the meet in Poland.