Dagun Pilipinas hauls medals in China dragon boat tilt
MANILA, Philippines—The Dagun Pilipinas Dragon Boat Team took home a plethora of medals after a stellar showing in the 2023 “Taihang Quancheng Cup” Xingtai International Dragon Boat Invitational in China recently.
The Nationals reaped three golds and three silvers in the 100-meter open 10-seater, 200-meter open 10-seater and 2000-meter open 10-seater categories.
“We did not expect any win but we trained hard and we gave our best … so we are very thankful for our victory,” said team captain Lovely Malafo.
Divided into two teams, the Philippines secured the first and second spots in all said events.
Two days prior to their impressive performance, Dagun Pilipinas also reaped four bronze medals in the 2023 International Canoe Federation Dragon Boat World Cup in Yichang.
The Philippines finished third in the 200-meter mixed 10-seater and 8-seater, the women’s 10-seater and the 2000-meter mixed 8-seater categories.
Dagun Pilipinas was established in 2018 with a team composed of seasoned and novice paddlers.