THE Sugbu Mighty Dragons (SMD) won its lone gold medal in the 2nd Kagayhaan Gold Cup Dragon Boat Competition yesterday with a massive performance in the women’s 200-meter half boat event at the Cagayan River in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental.
The Mighty Dragons, formerly known as the Gruppo Habagat Dragon Boat team, also bagged a silver medal in the 500m women’s half boat challenge.
Coming into the race with a new, all-girl firepower, SMD edged out Liceo B with an elapsed time of 1:05.84. Liceo B finished two seconds behind the Mighty Dragons in 1:07.97 to settle for the silver medal while the Speed Devilz took home the bronze in 1:09.96.
In the 500m event, SMD (3:01.66) finished second behind Liceo A (2:59.30) while Liceo B (3:06.54) came in third.
Meanwhile. another Cebuano team, the PADS PWD Adaptive Dragon Boat team also gave a gallant fight by pocketing a bronze in the 500-meter mixed standard boat action.
Shocking the whole tournament once again with their inspiring performance despite their disabilities, PADS salvaged the third place result after crossing the finish line in 2:27.57.
Liceo (2:22.93) and Speed Devilz (2:23.98) won first and second, respectively.
The Sugbu Mighty Dragons crew was led by Team Captain Arnold Guinocor and coached by Jimmy Petilo of the Philippine Air Force.