Tuesday, May 18, 2010
FIL-AMS TAKE 2 GOLDS, COMMUNITY CUP IN DRAGON BOAT RACES
Filipino-American rowers won all their races on the way to a two-gold finish at the 9th Dragon Boat Festival over the weekend.
The Filipino Young Professionals of Washington DC (FYP-DC) fielded two teams in this year’s staging of the Dragon Boat races on the Potomac River.
The Lapu Lapu Warriors won gold medals in the 250-meter and 500-meter Open Group A events.
They also took the Community Cup in the Open Group category. It was their best finish since they first joined the Dragon Boat Festival three years ago.
The Rizal Revolutionaries made their debut in last weekend’s races. They placed 2nd place in the 250-meter and 500-meter mixed group exhibition events.
George Faustino, FYP-DC president, said their motto is "always go for the gold" and expressed confidence their two teams will pose a double threat on the next Dragon Boat races next year.