Filipinos scored 10 medals at the 2019 International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Dragon Boat Racing Championships held in Thailand from August 20-25.
The Filipino paddlers ended their campaign at the 14th edition of the annual races with a total of 10 podium finishes comprising of 4 golds, 2 silvers, and 4 bronze medals.
The Cebu-based Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. (PADS) Dragonboat Racing Team, manning the Philippine Paradragon Elite Team, led the medal haul with 4 Golds, with the last 2 golds clinched on August 25. The Paradragon team completed their successful run that established the first world records at the first-ever Paradragon Division of the IDBF championships.
Team Philippines’ paddlers competed among over 3,000 athletes from 30 countries who raced at the World Dragon Boat Championships held in Pattaya-Rayong.
The biggest delegation in Philippine dragon boat history included the (PDBF) Elite Team members from the Philippine Air Force, the Philippine Army, the Philippine Coast Guard, the Philippine Navy and the best athletes from various civilian clubs under the PDBF, the Elite Team groups from the Philippine Army, and the PADS Dragonboat Racing Team-powered Philippine Paradragon Elite Team.
Here is the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation’s medal tally for Team Philippines at the IDBF Championships held in Thailand:
PADS Paradragon Elite Team led the medal haul with 4 Golds and new World Records. Credits to PADS Adaptive Dragonboat Racing Team via Philippine Dragon Boat Federation.
- 200-meter Small Boat Paradragon Division 1 Open
- 200-meter Small Boat Paradragon Division 2 Open
- 500-meter Small Boat Paradragon Division 1 Open
- 500-meter Small Boat Paradragon Division 2 Open
Dragonboat Senior Mixed Team won their silver on August 24. Credits to PDBF.
- 200-meter Small Boat Senior A Open
- 200-meter Small Boat Senior A Mixed
Team Philippines won bronze on August 23. Credits to PDBF.
- 500-meter Small Boat Senior A Mixed
- 500-meter Small Boat Senior A Open
- 2000-meter Small Boat Senior A Mixed
- 2000-meter Small Boat Senior A Open
The Philippines’ dragon boat teams have been displaying their power in world tournaments and have emerged as Champions at the 2019 Beijing International Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament in June and at the 2018 International Canoe Federation World Dragon Boat Championships held in the United States.
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