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Since the divide, the PDBF has managed to soldier on with its outstanding athletes from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and despite the initial depletion, has performed at the highest level in international competition, with teams performing excellently at world events despite limited resources.
If the ICF already said it was 'not interested' in dragon boat, CAS already stated its recognition of IDBF, and this is reinforced by an IDBF attestation that 'the PDBF is the national federation for the sport in the Philippines', why has PCKF still been running dragon boat races?
In response to a clarification sought by the current PDBF leadership, the IOC Media Relations Team declared that 'The IOC does not have a directive as we only recognize particular sport disciplines with respect to the Olympic Program', refuting the previous POC's demand as the falsehood that it always was.
On Mar 29, Cobra PAL PDBF won 3 bronzes out of 4 races, namely open small boat 500m, mixed standard boat 500m and mixed small boat 500m.
The next day, Cobra PAL PDBF hauled 4 medals in all its 4 races: plucked 2 silvers in open small boat 200m and women small boat 200m, plus another 2 bronzes in mixed standard boat 200m and mixed small boat 200m.
Having finished overall #2 in the 2014 World Cup, all eyes will now turn to the Cobra PAL PDBF as they aim to bid for the #1 seed in the upcoming World Cup in September.
The Navy bets checked in second at 1:08.87, Triton A wound up third (1:09.73) and Maharlika, a pioneer club of the PDBF, reached the finals for the first time in more than a decade and placed fourth (1:13.01).
PDBF president Marcia Cristobal said they are in the process of selecting the members of the team that will compete in the International Dragon Boat Federation World Championships set August in Canada.
MANILA -- The Cobra-Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF) paddlers nosed out powerhouse China in the men's 500-meter standard final to highlight a productive outing in the recent 11th Asian Dragon Boat Championship held in Macau.
The Cobra-powered squad organized by the PDBF also copped silvers in the standard mixed 500 meters (1:59.07) and the standard mixed 200 meters (46.68) in the three-day competition among 10 countries.
"We would like to thank all the rowers in making this a successful regatta series and Cobra Energy Drink for supporting our event," said PDBF president Marcia Cristobal.
"Given more time and training, these paddlers could really give our national rowers a run for their money and even excel in overseas competition," PDBF president Marcia Cristobal echoed.
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