Army Dragon Boat Team wins 2 championship trophies
FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – The Philippine Army Dragon Boat Team bagged 2 championship trophies in the just concluded COBRA-Philippine Dragon Boat Federation quarterly regatta“Tunay na Lakas” race at Baywalk Roxas Boulevard on September 02, Sunday.
The team championed the first leg of 300 meters at 1:09 race time and the second leg of the same distance at 1:10 leaving behind 12 other contenders.
Among the teams who aspired to bag the gold are AdamsonPaddlers University, Amateur Paddlers Philippines, Cebu Dragons, De LaSalle University Dragon Boat Team, Maharlika Drakon, Manila Ocean Park DragonBoat Team, One Piece Drakon Sangres, Onslaught Racing Dragons, Philippine BluePhoenix Dragon Boat Club, Rogue Pilipinas Paddlers, Rowers Club Philippines SeaDragon, and Triton Dragon Boat Racing Team.
According to team coach Technical SergeantFranco R Tinoco, the Army Dragon Boat Team prepares for various local andinternational races which make them all the more tough and driven. They have also started training women athletes to join the pack.
“Among the races that we are preparing for are the International Dragon Boat Festival in Camarines Sur this October, Zambales Dragon Boat Regatta and Malaysian International Dragon Boat Festival both inDecember,” added Tinoco.
The team is also preparing for the upcoming AFP-PNP Olympics which is an annual friendship game between the two government institutions.
Army Chief Lt Gen Emmanuel T Bautista lauded the achievements of the Army Dragon Boat Team.
He said that the army soldiers who compose the Dragon Boat Team should always strive to become the source of national pride.