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PH Dragon Boat Team wins 6 golds in world competition

The Philippine Dragon Boat Team bested other nations to win big in the grand finals of the world dragon boat competition in Milan, Italy on Sunday, September 2.

Team Philippines garnered six gold medals and one silver after the five-day elimination round and finals.

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According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, hundreds of Filipinos residing in Milan and other parts of Northern Italy gathered to give moral support as well as food to the Filipino rowers.

The Philippine Consulate General in Milan described the weekend as “a day of pride, cheers and jubilation” for all pinoys there.

Congratulations!

Just wondering, is this the same dragon boat team who became controversial last year?

Update:

“This is the Philippine National Team in international dragon boat racing under the Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation (PCKF). The team who competed in Tampa was the previous national team that was managed by a different national sports association - Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF).”

~ Thanks tipster!
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