PH Army dragon boat team wins 3 golds in SoKor

By Priam Nepomuceno

October 9, 2018, 3:45 pm

<p><em>(Photo courtesy: Philippine Army)</em></p>

(Photo courtesy: Philippine Army)

MANILA -- The Philippine Army (PA) team has netted three gold medals in the just-concluded 2018 ARA Waterways International Dragon Boat Festival held in Incheon, South Korea last Oct. 4-8.

In a statement late Monday, Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Louie Villanueva said the event was organized by the Korean Dragon Boat Association.

Participating teams came from Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Villanueva said the Philippines' Army Dragon Boat Team dominated all three categories -- the 200-, 500- and 2,000-meter mixed event, including the tug-of-war, making them overall champion in the sporting meet.

The PA delegation consisted of six male and five female rowers.

It can be recalled that the same team was proclaimed as champion in the International Dragon Boat Federation, World Dragon Boat Championship held in Italy and Australia in 2013 and 2016, respectively.

PA Special Services Unit director and delegation head, Lt. Col. Raymond Dante P. Lachica, was impressed with the magnificent effort of the team. (PNA)