Cebu Pink Paddlers bag silver in Malaysia competition

By: Dale Rosal - CDN Digital | November 01,2022 - 04:00 PM
Pink Paddlers

The Cebu Pink Paddlers Dragon Boat Team poses for a group photo during the awarding of the Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta in Kuching, Malaysia. | Contributed Photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu Pink Paddlers Dragon Boat Team won a silver medal in the Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta held in Kuching, Malaysia over the weekend.

The Pink Paddlers, comprised of breast cancer survivors, earned a silver in the cancer survivors category of the international race. 

The gold medal went to Team DNA of the United States. Bronze went to Malaysia’s Pink Challengers.

According to Pink Paddlers head coach Christian Ian Sy, they are very proud of their achievement, considering they beat 47 other teams from 16 different countries. 

The Pink Paddlers also reached the semifinals of the international mixed category and the international women’s category. 

Cebu Pink Paddlers’ members who vied in Malaysia were team Captain Ma. Liberty Rañoa, Macoy RañoaMary Ann Bojos, Sarah Cañizar, Rosalie Cobre, Roger Cobre, Lulu Valiente, Nora Rosete, Yen Rañoa, Gigi Gonzalez, Eleonor Mercado, Cathy Cantilang, Sol Viñas, Eden Paluca, Fely Ladera, Vivian Borromeo, Jenny Auman, Aiza Lepon,  Rona Noguera, Brenda Portugalisa, Jovy Beldad, Jinky Villegas, Tats Samson, Allan Suson, Cher Laran, Pat Laran, Mae Belongilot, Consuelo Narrazo, Angie Amaquin, and Lilibeth Dela Peña. 

Last July, the team also earned a bronze medal in the women’s 200-meter small boat category of the inaugural Mandani Bay Dragon Boat Regatta in Mandaue City. 

/bmjo

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