(Manila, Philippines) Fresh from the recently concluded 11th International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Dragon Boat Championship last July 24 to 28 in Hungary, the Cobra paddlers successfully bagged 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Known to be a highly competitive and physically taxing tournament, with over 30 countries, and about 40,000 athletes vying for World titles, the Cobra Philippine Dragon Boat Federation Team won in 4 categories: Silver in the 500-m mixed premier standard boat; Silver in the 200-m women’s small boat category; Bronze for the 500-m women’s small boat; and Bronze for the 200-m mixed premier standard boat.
Top competitors were teams from Canada, China, Australia, and the USA. The Philippine paddlers could only be proud that they have always placed in the Top 5 in the categories they competed in, especially with the first Philippine women’s delegation sent to compete on the international stage
“The determination and resilience of the Cobra PDBF team is what brought them to place in the World Championship, bagging 4 medals. We are proud to be part of their success, and the team has proven that perseverance truly does pay off,” happily shares Jef Mendoza, Senior Brand Manager of Cobra Energy Drink.
Despite the fact that this is the first time that the Cobra PDBF team entered the women’s category, the local rowers took home their first silver and bronze medals, ensuring the beginning of more successful competitions.
“Now on our 4th year as their number 1 sponsor, Cobra Energy Drink will keep on supporting the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation. We have always believed in their abilities. Similar to how Cobra espouses the Filipino strength, energy, and power, our paddlers emanate these values, and we know that they will continue to make our country proud,” ends Mendoza.