Redlands Sea Dragons win gold, silver and bronze in history-making state championships at Lake Kawana

REDLANDS Sea Dragons reached their highest level of achievement since the club was formed 16 years ago, bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals at the state championships on the Sunshine Coast.

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: The Sea Dragons celebrate after creating club history on the Sunshine Coast. They are now unable to compete because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: The Sea Dragons celebrate after creating club history on the Sunshine Coast. They are now unable to compete because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 21 dragon boat racing clubs from around Queensland converged on Lake Kawana for two massive days of competition.

Saturday races were over 500 metres, with the over 60s winning their heat and eventually coming a close third in the finals to win bronze. The over 50s mixed team also won bronze in the final.

PADDLING: The ladies teams were like a well oiled machine. They were among the medal winners on the day.

PADDLING: The ladies teams were like a well oiled machine. They were among the medal winners on the day.

Sunday races were over 200 metres, with the over 60s mixed team winning gold and the over 50s winning silver.

The Senior C women's team came a close fifth while the Senior B open team finished fourth.

The results were a tribute to the dedication of coaches and members who had spent many hours over the past six months on training programs to improve the team's fitness.

The teams were well disciplined and worked hard in their state championships campaign to finish with a well-earned haul of medals.

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