IT WAS a glorious weekend for Cagayan de Oro and the Philippines when dragon boat teams based in the city won races in different dragon boat competitions in Malaysia and Cebu City.
The CGY Oro Dragons bagged the Championship in the 200-meter race in the Under 24 year-old (U24) category, and placed 1st Runner-up in the Mixed category, and 3rd Runner-up in the Women's category.
The team also went home as 1st Runner-up in the Junior U24 and Premiere Mixed categories for the 500-meter race.
The race was held in Johor, Malaysia, dubbed as Iskandar Puteri International Dragon Boat Festival that took place on May 4-5.
Also in those dates, another dragon boat regatta was held in Cebu City.
The mixed team of CGY and persons with disabilities racing under the banner of CDOC PWD Dragon Boat Team, bagged the championship for the 200-meter Para Dragons special category and the exhibition game.
Brave Heart Dragon Boat Team, meanwhile, landed in the 2nd Runner-up spot in the 200-meter Open categroy.
The Cebu race was dominated by the Philippine Army Dragon Boat team conquering all the categories. The event was organized by PADS Adaptive Dragon Boat Racing Team.