Cebu dragon boat teams make waves in Taiwan

By: James Nicole Franz R. Savellon October 02,2017 - 10:35 PM

DRAGON boat teams from Cebu made their presence felt in the Keelung International Dragon Boat Festival at the Keelung Harbor in Keelung City, Taiwan yesterday.

Leading the way was the Cebu Pink Paddlers, who won the gold in the 500-meter breast cancer survivor category.

The team, composed of drummer Janice Kintanar, steersman Levi Abelides, Anne Georgia Solante, Mirasol Vinas, Mary Ann Bojos, Eleanor Mercado, Aida Delos Reyes, Marichu Dumaran, Ma. Liberty Ronoa, Rosalie Cobre, Sara Jane Villegas, Judith Beltran, Eden Paluca and Nonie Percy, finished in five minutes and 9.14 seconds to secure the gold medal.

Another Cebu team, the Sugbu Mighty Dragons, took a silver medal in the 500m women’s straight race.

Composed of Haide Acuña, Kareen Benavides, Killiaen Marie Ferrer, Jade Abellana, Jocelyn Hortizano, Michelle Malicay, Lorelie Casilan, Jean Dalumpinez Bolaño, Remia Buenacosa, Hyra dela Cruz, Cora Quiamco, Diomarie Grace Ferrer, Tj Camacho, steerswoman Priscilla Pinky Castillo of Bugsay Pilipinas, team captain Arnold Guinocor, and drummer Arianne Montillano, finished the race in 04:52.23, just behind the Philippine Navy Dragon Boat Team (04:49.21).

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