PH Dragon Boat team eyes Asian Games gold

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxis “We haven’t won a gold in [dragon boat] in the Asian Games,” said Philippine Canoe Kayak and Dragon Boat Federation president Jonne Go on Tuesday during the Philippine Sportswriters Association forum at Golden Phoenix Hotel.READ: PH paddlers reset world markFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“The success of our campaign in Taiwan is the first step toward achieving that goal,” added Go, also the auditor of the Philippine Olympic Committee.Host Indonesia has included the men’s and women’s 200 meter and 500m for 10 and 20 seaters in the Palembang Games slated Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 next year. Flying V nabs first playoffs spot, tops CEU “We haven’t reached our full potential. If we can accomplish our objectives in training, it won’t be hard for us to win,’’ said Go.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “We might as well take advantage of this rare opportunity to target the gold,’’ said Go, who brought along paddlers Daniel Ortega, Alex Generalo, Roger Masbate, Reymart Nevado, Ojay Fuentes and drummer Patricia Ann Bustamante during the weekly forum.The Filipino paddlers won the men’s 200m 20-seater in record-breaking fashion and ruled the 200m 10-seater, 500m 10 and 20 seaters as well.READ: PH Dragon Boat Team overcomes favorites, tops Russia tilt They clocked 40.16 seconds during the semifinals of the 200m 20-seater for the gold to reset their previous world record of 41 seconds in the 2014 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships in Poznan, Poland.According to Go, the team hasn’t reached its peak yet and capable of erasing its own world standard from now until the Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy LATEST STORIES View comments Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Painting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt PH Dragon Boat team. Photo by June NavarroA gold medal in next year’s Asian Games in Indonesia.The Philippine dragon boat team has set this goal for the 2018 Asiad after winning four gold medals in the Taiwan International Dragon Boat Championships in Changhua, Taiwan over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stoplast_img

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