Philippine Army (PA) Commander Major General Eduardo Ano lauded the PA Dragon Boat Team for winning the gold medal at the men’s 250-meter race in Osaka, Japan Sunday. The team posted an average heat time of 53 seconds, paddling against the current on the Okawa River for the final 100 meters before finishing one second ahead of the Japanese National Team-5 of whom the PA had trained before.
“The Commanding General of the Army, Major Gen. Eduardo Ano, has sent his warm congratulations to the Philippine Army Dragon Boat Team for winning the gold in the 250-meter Men’s Open Category of the Japan Dragon Boat Championship in Osaka, Japan, Sunday,” PA spokesperson Major Enrico Gil Ileto said.
“Truly another world-class performance that has once again inspired the 85,000-strong Army. They have shown the world how comradeship and discipline will make a difference in every endeavor,” he added.