PH Dragon Boat Team bags gold at World Championships in Florida

(SPOT.ph) Despite facing financial issues in June and almost not being able to compete in the International Dragon Boat World Championships in Tampa, Florida, the Philippine Dragon Boat bagged their first gold medal today, August 5,  reports The Philippine Star. The team won in the 1,000-meter men’s event, defeating teams from Australia, Hungary, and Trinidad and Tobago.

 

The Philippine Team finished the race in a record-breaking four minutes and 57 seconds, said team leader Major Harold Cabunoc. According to an ABS-CBN report, over 2,000 athletes from all over the world are in Florida for the competition.

 

For more on this story, log on to The Philippine Star and ABS-CBN News.

 

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Click on the photo to watch ABS-CBN’s report on the win.

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