AFP honors Army paddlers
AFP Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio P. Catapang, Jr. awarded a Plaque of Recognition to the Army paddlers for their excellent performance in the recent 9th International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crews World Championships held in Italy.
Public Affairs Chief and team president Lt. Col. Harold M. Cabunoc said the AFP chief, General Catapang wants to highlight the achievements of soldiers not just in military operations, but also in sports.
“He is very proud of the accomplishments of our soldiers,” Cabunoc added.
The team bagged two gold medals and new world records in the 200m and 500m Premier Open events.
The team was branded as the “Fastest boat crew in the planet” after setting new World Records in the 200m and 500m Small Boat Open Category with record time of 47.85 and 2:06.763 respectively.
The Army paddlers is currently preparing for the upcoming Dragon Boat Regatta in Penang, Malaysia according to the AFP.