My brothers are part of the team. One of them was the Team Captai last year. Boo yeah!
|brother wearing white bandana and the onther one is the guy on the left, second from front, yes, they are TWINS!|
In an entry on the Philippine Dragon Boat Facebook page, the DLSU team placed first in the 500-meter category and bucked an accident to place fourth in the 3,000-meter race.
“De La Salle Philippines soars high in the 2011 Shanghai International Dragon Boat Competition. Despite an unfortunate accident during the 3,000-meter race, the team still emerged as 4th in that category, 1st in the 500m category placing second overall among 20 teams. Their all-heart performance was all it took for a good fight and a strong finish. Glory to God, Animo La Salle!" it said.
However, there were no further details of the accident that hounded the team.
The 500-meter event was the Straight Speed Race while the 3,000-meter event was the Rounding Race. Both were under the Mixed category Standard Small Racing Boat.
During the weekend’s competition, the DLSU team reportedly went against formidable international teams such as the China Nanhai Jiujiang.
The DLSU Dragon Boat team has received much buzz since representing the Philippines and winning two golds at a competition in Penang, Malaysia earlier this year.
Last June, the team won two titles in the 32nd Penang International Dragonboat Festival (PIDBF) at the Teluk Bahang Dam in Penang, Malaysia.
Skippered by Paolo Gallardo, the squad ruled the 250 and 500-meter Small Boat Racing classes in the Junior Under-23 Open divisions.
It beat strong squads from the National University of Singapore, hometown bet Kolej Universiti Insaniah of Kedah state in Malaysia, the Royal Australian Navy and the Hong Kong Island Paddlers.
La Salle’s win was a fitting follow up to the third place finish of Triton-Philippines Dragon Boat women’s squad in the Macau International Dragon Boat Races at the Nam Van Lake Nautical Center. — LBG, GMA News