Press Release
August 6, 2011

Pia hails PH Dragon Boat Team

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today hailed the Philippine Dragon Boat Team for bagging three golds and one silver medal at the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) 10th World Championships in Tampa Bay, Florida.

"They may lack funds, but not in will and character. Congratulations to the Philippine Dragon Boat Team!" said Cayetano of the Filipino paddlers.

The 'Dragon Warriors,' struck its first gold in the Premier 1,000-meter small boat category on Friday. The team also set a new world record time of 04:57.13.

The team likewise won gold in the 200-meter small boat division, another gold in the Premier 200-meter mixed event, and a silver medal in the Premier 200-meter men's division.

Bucking lack of support from the Philippine government, the Filipino paddlers made it to the competition through the help of corporate sponsors, event organizers and the Filipino community in the United States.

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