Dragon boat racing: Visiting teams make a splash in Argao
Visiting teams came out strong in the Dragons in Argao 4 dragon boat race last Sunday at the rain-soaked Maayo Stay in Argao town, southern Cebu.
The Bohol Paddlers-A put up a strong performance to rule the top category and dethrone defending champions and fellow Boholano team Dauis Wild Dragons by a slim margin.
Bohol Paddlers-A clocked a race-best 01:25.22 in the 300-meter short boat open category. The Wild Dragons, who were the kings of the open category last year, finished with a total time of 01:25.95. Cebuano team Sugbu Mighty Dragons came in at third with a time of 01:29:00.
Another out-of-town team, the Kujaw Tiger Dragons, meanwhile, overcame a high-spirited Philippine Accessible Disability Services Inc. (PADS)-A team to rule the mixed competition.
The Kujaw Tiger Dragons are from the province of Surigao del Sur and were making their debut in a Cebu dragon boat race. They clocked 01:32:00 to beat the internationally renowned PADS-A squad that clocked 01:34:00.
The Sugbu Mighty Dragons managed a third place finish in the category with a time of 01:35:00.
Meanwhile, Dumaguete’s Umagu team also didn’t disappoint as it topped the women’s category over the Kujaw Tiger Dragons and the Sugbu Mighty Dragons, respectively.
Umagu clocked 01:44:00 while the Kujaw Tiger Dragons finished in 01:45:00. The Sugbu Mighty Dragons would again bag a third place podium finish with a time of 01:47:00.
The race was held in line with the celebration of the town’s fiesta and sponsored by Maayo Stay Argao and Primary Structures.
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