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5 October 2007

Canadian Dragon boat team win 23 Gold

Canadian Dragon Boat teams have returned from the 8th world Dragon Boat Racing Championship (IDBF) in Australia with 23 out of 38 gold medals, and topped the medal totals. Canadian teams won 5 of 7 gold in the Premier Open Championships against 8 other countries, 16 gold out of 19 in the Senior & Grand Dragons IDBF Championships against Australia, Germany and the United States. The Junior Dragon Boat team won 2 golds. They were impressed by the sportmanship shown - the German team waved Canadian flags and Australian children put maple leaf tattoos on their foreheads. Canada had top medal totals in the three categories. Also, The IDBF has awarded Honorary membership to Paul Henderson of Canada for outstanding service to Dragon Boat sport. [International Dragon Boat Federation | World Dragon Boat Racing Championship 2007]

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