The Philippine Paradragon Elite Team established the first World Records at the first Para-Dragon Boat Competition of the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Thailand.
Manned by the 35-strong Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. (PADS) Dragonboat Racing Team, the Philippine Paradragon Elite Team was reported by Dragonboat Philippines as having won two golds in the small boat 200-meter races held on August 24.
The Cebu-based PADS Dragonboat Racing Team formed 1 squad that completed the Paradragon Division 1 All-Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) Crew race with the time of 54.037 seconds, the first World Record.
Another squad completed the Paradragon Division 2 Mix Crew of PWD and able-bodied paddlers with the time of 54.173 seconds, the second World
The PADS Dragonboat Racing Team went on social media to announce the World Records at the 14th edition of the IDBF that will wrap up today in Pattaya-Rayong.
The Philippine Paradragon Elite Team goes for 2 more Golds at the 500-meter races today.
The PADS Dragonboat Racing Team-powered Philippine Paradragon Elite Team is composed of para-athletes Arnold Balais as team captain, with Janice Aparri, Rocky Berdin, Jheffrey Dael, Jonathan dela Peña, Verniel Faustrilla, Jonard Paul Galo, BonJovi Guimayen, Gabrile Anthony Labra, Owen Loceno, Stephen Maglasang, Merryl Marie Maunes, Ramoncito Noguera, Eva Marie Noya, Emma Concepcion Redita, Marvin Renacia, Enrique Rafhael Sanchez, Jose Revel Sotes, James Tiu, Kent Tumangan, Marvi Joseph Ubay, Romar Valderama, Reymart Valleser, Denven Verano and Danilo Villardo.
National coach Ailene Padrones is leading the team of 26 competing paddlers and nine support crews vying for golds in the Thailand tournament that has gathered some 3,000 athletes from 30 countries.
The Philippine Accessible Disability Services Inc. (PADS) Dragonboat Team previously won back-to-back championships at the Hongkong International Para Dragon Boat Races, finishing first in 2018 and 2017.
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