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Brunei’s PTB Kayak Dragon Boat Team victorious in KK meet

PTB Kayak Dragon Boat Team in a group photo. – PTB KAYAK DRAGON BOAT TEAM



BY Fadhil Yunus


BRUNEI Darussalam’s PTB Kayak Dragon Boat Team reigned supreme at the 6th Federation of the Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) International Dragon Boat Race 2019 after a top place finish in the 200m International and Malaysian Mix Team category earned them the coveted Kinabalu Dragon Trophy at Likas Bay recently. The Brunei team finished the race ahead of Bomba Pilipinas Dragon Boat Team and Pasukan Kampung Nelayan 2 in second and third place, respectively.

The local boat team also sealed a second place finish in the Kinabalu Dragon Trophy 200m International and Malaysian Men Team category and third place in the Sabah Head of State Trophy 800m International and Top Malaysian Men Team category.

Meanwhile, Lela Cheteria Brunei Darussalam was the other representative from Brunei in the boat race meet and their best result was a second place finish in the FCAS Dragon Trophy 800m International and Malaysian Mix Team category.

Another team of similar interest, Seri Pahlawan Muara Dragon Boat Team, also displayed a strong showing to finish as runners-up in the Sabah Head of State Trophy 800m International and Top Malaysian Men Team category.

Organised by the FCAS, a total of 89 international and Malaysian teams divided into nine categories competed for the various coveted titles in Sabah.

China’s Guangdong Yingao Shunde Xingtan Dragon Boat Team emerged as the biggest winner after collecting three top honours on offer, namely the Sabah Head of State Trophy 800m International and Top Malaysian Men Team, FCAS Dragon Trophy 800m International and Malaysian Mix Team, and Kinabalu Dragon Trophy 200m International and Malaysian Men Team.

The race was officiated by Sabah’s Head of State Tun Juhar Mahiruddin. FCAS President Tan Sri Dr TC Goh and organising chairlady Datuk Susan Wong Siew Guen were present at the event.

The competition attracted participants from China, the Philippines, Brunei, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Sarawak, as well as the West Coast and Tawau.

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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