February 6, 2014 2:48 pm
Nearly 400 athletes from around the world gathered in the Cerrillos Dam in Ponce, was given to celebrate the second consecutive year the Dragon Boat Festival Puerto Rico.
Team Tampa Bay Dragon Boat Club – Blade Runners, from the city of Tampa, Florida, claimed victory in the main event of the competition, where local, the Tainos of San Juan Dragonborn Club, achieved second place.
As for the women, the winning group was the Gringas Speedy, a combination of representatives of the United States and Canada.
Meanwhile, just as in the previous category, the girls of San Juan Dragonborn Club took second place.
Each group, consisting of 20 or 10 people, according to the category, Ponce sailed the waters of the long, narrow reservoir, similar to the canoes, commonly known as dragon boats boats.Competitors rowed synchronized to the beat of a drummer.
The event was also held Pink Carnation Ceremony, where they participated on 40 female survivors of breast cancer who celebrated life and disease control.
“This event provides us a space to carry a message to the community about the importance of healthy living and regular surveys for the detection and prevention of breast cancer screening,” said Jomarie MartÃnez GuzmÃ¡n, president of the Puerto Rico Dragon Boat Federation.
Today, more than five million people practice the discipline in more than 40 countries around the world.