Philippine Army wins gold in Japan Dragon Boat tilt
The Philippine Army Dragon Boat Team bagged gold in the men’s 250-meter race at the Japan Dragon Boat Championships in Osaka on Sunday.
The 28-man team, dubbed as the world’s fasted dragon boat team, beat 70 other teams from around the world at the race held in Okinawa River in Japan for the men’s category.
In a Facebook post at the Army Dragon Boat Team’s website, it was mentioned that the Philippine team was even mentored by some of the Japanese participants in the competition back in 2010.
Last year, the the Philippine Army Dragon Boat Team also won two gold medals in Italy for the International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crews World Championships.
In 2007, it bagged five gold medals and two silver medals in the International Dragon Boat Federation World Championships in Tampa, Florida.
“The Commanding General of the Philippine Army, MGen Eduardo Año, has sent his warm congratulations to the Philippine Army Dragon Boat Team for winning the Gold in the 250-meter Men’s open category,” acting Army public affairs chief Major Enrico Ileto said on Monday.
“They have shown the world how comradeship and discipline will make a difference in every endeavor,” he said, adding that they have once again inspired the 85,000-strong Army. CFC
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