Third place finish for Cebu Pink Paddlers in HK’s Stanley Int’l
CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Pink Paddlers finished in third place in the Ladies category of the Stanley International DB Races 2019 held on Stanley Beach in Hong Kong on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
The team clocked 2 minutes and 36.21 seconds behind first placer Filipino Dragons and second placer Filipino Dynamo Dragon Boat Team.
According to Cebu Pink Paddlers coach Christian Ian Sy, the team, which is comprised of women who are cancer survivors or still having treatment, competed against normal teams.
“Lumaban ang ating magigiting na survivors,” said Sy.
(Our brave survivors were able to fight valiantly.)
The race was organized in haste by the Stanley Dragon Boat Association, said Sy.
Read more: Hong Kong dragonboat races cancelled
This is, perhaps, to compensate for the cancellation of the 2019 (CCB) Asia Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races, which the team was supposed to originally join.
The race was cancelled by the organizers following the violent mass protest against a controversial extradition bill that would allow the extradition of people to mainland China.
The protests happened in Admiralty and Central, which is near the race venue. |dbs
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