Ilonggo athletes net gold in wushu
Ilonggo athletes Arnel Mandal, Francisco Solis, and Jessie Aligaga each recently won gold at the ongoing Southeast Asian Games in the wushu event at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The three medaled in sanda, which is comprised of combat techniques.
Mandal ruled the 52-kilogram division, Solis won the 56-kilogram category, and Aligaga topped the 48-kilogram competition.
In addition, Divine Wally and Clemente Tabugara won gold in the women’s 48-kilogram and 65-kilogram divisions, respectively; while Gideon Fred Padua captured silver in the 60-kilogram event.
Meanwhile, the Philippine national obstacle race team delivered four gold medals, along with one silver and one bronze medal, at the start of the obstacle racing event yesterday at Filinvest City in Alabang. Kevin Pascua notched a gold in the men’s 100-meters, while Mark Rodelas took bronze; and Rochelle Suarez and Milky Tejares won gold and silver on the ladies’ side.
In the team relay, Kyle Antolin, Kaizen Dela Serna, Monolito Divina, and Deanne Moncada won gold in the team assist 400-meters; while Diana Buhler, Jeffrey Reginio, Klymille Rodriguez, and Nathaniel Sanchez topped the team relay 400-meters.
In other events, Kristel Macrohon won gold in women’s weightlifting, taking the 71-kilogram category, while Elreen Ann Ando won silver in women’s 64-kilogram category; Marly Martir captured two gold medals in shooting in the precision pistol competition, along with teaming up with Shayne Quiroz and Elvie Baldivino in the team event; Nancy Toyco, Ainie Knight, and Bruce Asuncion won silver in lawn bowling, in the triple event, while Ronald Lising, Leoncio Carreon, Emmanuel Portacio, and Robert Guarin won bronze in the fours competition.
In addition, Alfau Jan Abad and Almohaidib Abad won silver in pencak silat, while Robert Andrew Garcia and Jemyca Aribado won silver in squash.
As of 6:30 pm last night, Team Philippines remained atop the medal standings with 55 gold, 39 silver, and 21 bronze medals./ASC, WDJ