Health problem puts an end to Dragon Boat races in Amador
- By : James Bryson
- Category : Art/Entertainment
” Something very cool to see if given the chance,……..shame”
In Panama City, on the Amador Causeway, the 2023 Pan American Dragon Boat Club Championship began with the participation of 92 teams. The countries of Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, United States, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago will participate in said tournament.However, during today’s day, one of the Canadian competitors had a heart attack while competing in the race. The athlete was transferred to a medical center and sources indicate that she is in good health. The races will resume tomorrow.For the competition, it was decided that it be divided into two categories; sub-18 and sub-24 with the Premier, Senior A, B and C categories. There is also the Cancer Survivors category made up of seven teams, distributed as follows: three teams from Panama, one from Colombia, two from Argentina and one from Brazil.The competition days are set as follows: tomorrow the 2000 meter athletes, 500 meter athletes on Saturday and finally on Sunday the 200 meter athletes will participate.The hours of the races will be from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, while on Saturday and Sunday they will start at 7:30 am and will last until 5:00 pmThis celebration has been celebrated in Panama since 2015.