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Great news as another coveted award in the ICF World Dragon Boat Championships was taken by the Philippine Dragon Boat Team.

The jubilant and proud Philippine Dragon Boat Team at the recently-held ICF World Dragon Boat Championships at Gainesville, Georgia, celebrated their record-setting 5-gold and 2-silver haul at The Perfect Pint, Greenbelt 2, Makati City.

Under the tutelage of the President of the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragon Boat Federation Jonne Go and Head Coach Len Escollante, with skippers Hermie Macaranas and Pat Bustamante (drummer) the team recounted the hard work, sacrifice and discipline each and every one put into the effort, practicing two to three times a day at Laguna de Bay.

The Team were rewarded with the following:

1.)Mixed 22 seaters 500meters distance
2.) Mixed 22 seaters 200meters
3. Mixed 12 seaters 500 meters
4.) Mixed 12 seaters 200 meters
5.) All Mens 12 seaters 200 meters distance

1.)All Mens 12 seaters 500 meters distance
2.) Mixed 22 seaters 2KM distance

5 Golds and 2 Silvers in all.

Team Members for Men, Raymart Nevada, Jordan De Guia, Ojay Fuentes, Jonathan Rua, Roger Masbate Manlangit, Lester De Los Santos, John Paul Selencio, Oliver Manaig, Daniel Ortega and Lee Robin Santos.

While the ladies team is composed of Glaiza Liwag, Apple Abituna, Rea Roa, Lealine Baligasa, Sharmaine Mangilit, Maribeth Caranto (steerswoman), Rosaline Esguerra and LA Lustre.

The coaches who indefatigably share their time and guidance are Diomedes Manalo, Christian Abijar, Ryan Vidal, Norwell Cajes and Mark John Prias.

          Proud leaders: Head Coach Len Escollante with Jonne Go President of the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragon Boat Federation


                                 Maribeth Caranto (Steerswoman) with Pat Bustamante (Ladies’ team captain and drummer)


                                The Ladies and Men Team members of the World Champion, Philippine Dragon Boat Team


                                             Men’s Team proudly showed 5 sign as the Philippine Dragon Boat Team grabbed 5 gold medals


Who would not be proud? Bagging 5 Golds and 2 silvers and becoming the World Champion, The Philippine Dragon Boat Team member showed off the uniform of the champion


CHEERS to the CHAMPION!!! Dinner celebration from the generous support of The Perfect Pint Greenbelt 2, Makati City

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