Filipino paddlers rule ICF world championships

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fuentes and Macaranas paddled in all five races that the Philippines won, punctuated by a gold-medal effort in the 10-seater senior men’s 200m event on Sunday (Monday in Manila) at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park here.“This is a special moment for us, this is for the country,” said Fuentes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Even our rivals are proud of our accomplishment,” added Macaranas as the Hungarians and Italians exchanged high fives with the members of the team during the awarding ceremony.Quickly gliding on water using short but powerful strokes, the Philippines crossed the line in 47.39 seconds to defeat silver medalist Italy, which clocked 49.58 seconds. Hungary, a consistent title contender, checked in third, almost three seconds behind the Filipinos. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PH 5 seeks redemption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES With five gold and two silver medals, the national paddlers erased the previous record of five golds and one silver that the country accomplished in 2012 Milan, Italy.The golden output also allowed the Philippines to recover its bearings from an Asian Games defeat that left the team visibly and emotionally frustrated.“I felt vindicated. Here, we were able to show what the team is really capable of achieving,” said Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragon Boat Federation president Jonne Go.Indonesian organizers in the Asian Games last month used heavier boats with a deeper hull, which was far different from the regular boats during the races sanctioned by the International Canoe Federation.Headcoach Len Escollante expressed her gratitude to the Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr., the Philippine Sports Commission and Go For Gold, the private benefactor that financed the participation of the women’s team.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil With Go For Gold’s support, the Pinoy paddlers were able to win four senior mixed events in the small and big boats for both the 200m and 500m distances.Joining Macaranas and Fuentes on the podium in the men’s 200m were Mark Jhon Frias John Lester Delos Santos, Oliver Manaig, Reymart Nevado, Lee Robin Santos, Jordan De Guia, Roger Masbate, John Paul Selencio, drummer Patricia Bustamante and steersman Maribeth Caranto.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption INQUIRER PHOTOGAINESVILLE, Georgia, United States—As the Philippine flag courageously fluttered in the breeze, Ojay Fuentes and Hermie Macaranas proudly sang the country’s national anthem with the team one last time.It was the culmination of a dazzling show that saw Filipino paddlers emerge as overall champions in the senior division of the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more