Filipino paddlers bagged multiple awards at the 2024 Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races

Philippine Dragon Boat Federation stands out among 170 teams at a recent international competition.

The Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF) Elite Team once again made waves at the international stage, bringing home multiple awards at the 2024 Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Race.

Organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and the Hong Kong, China Dragon Boat Association (HKCDBA) , this year’s event drew over 4,000 athletes from 170 teams across 12 countries, including the Philippines. Last June 17, the East Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront came alive with fierce competition as PDBF went head-to-head with other racing powerhouses from Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and many others.

The Philippine team successfully gained a podium finish, taking home a gold medal in the International Open competition, alongside two bronze medals in both the International Women’s Championship and the International Women’s Grand Championship. Reflecting on this achievement, PDBF’s Team Manager, Marcia Cristobal, shared insights into their preparation. “We had less than a month to prepare, with a diverse team where the majority are from the Navy. Despite conflicting schedules, we made sure to train six times a week, dedicating one to two hours to both land and boat training.” Cristobal also expressed gratitude for the warm hospitality in Hong Kong, sharing that everyone they met has been incredibly friendly.

The Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races is just one of the exciting events Hong Kong has prepared for visitors to experience this summer season. To enhance the festivities, HKTB staged a drone show on the Wan Chai harbourfront, providing tourists with a lively festival atmosphere.


2024 Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races Results  



Women’s Championship 1st: 箭蜚龍

2nd: Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

3rd: Renegades

International Women’s Championship 1st: Jiujiang Double Steam Women’s Dragon Boat Team

2nd: Singapore National Dragon Boat


Mixed Championship 1st: Universal Candle United Fishery Dragon Boat Team

2nd: Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club


: 飛達北海龍
International Open Championship 1st: 中國順德樂從羅浮宫龍舟隊

2nd: Dragon Boat Thailand

3rd: Singapore National Dragon Boat


PRC 75th Anniversary Celebration Trophy – China Tourism Group International Women’s Grand Championship 1st: 九江雙蒸女子龍舟隊 (Int. Women)

2nd: Singapore National Dragon Boat (Int. Women)


International Women’s Silver Cup 1st: Bon Du Fond (Women)

2nd: Lady Buzz (Women)

3rd: Gladiators Abu Dhabi (Int. Women)

International Mixed Silver Cup 1st: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Dragon Boat Team

2nd: Hooksports (Int Mixed)

3rd: Seagods Red (Mixed)

International Open Grand Championship (Silver Cup) 1st: PHILIPPINE DRAGON BOAT FEDERATION (PDBF) (Int Open)

2nd: 顯利工程同慶龍

3rd: Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

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