BATANG PINOY 2019: Iloilo City snags golds in arnis, taekwondo

ILOILO City bets continued to widen its lead in the Batang Pinoy 2019 Visayas Qualifier leg after capturing gold medals in the taekwondo and arnis event on Thursday in Iloilo City.

Iloilo City taekwondo jins captured gold medals in kyorugi courtesy of Sendrick Valencia, Jed Morata, Elisha Venice Aguilar, Mervone Shayne Nicor, Seth Hendrik Porquez, Bill Kibanoff Donton III, Kyle Chin, and Jake Mamigo.

The Ilonggos also won silvers from Angela Bermejo, Neilin Jo Samson, Kyte Descutido and Francine Adelantar and bronze from Jex Jardio, Julius Gustillo, Jannah Velez, Joanne Ja Samson, Kythchie Lopez, Zhey Fiel, and Sean Paul Paracha.

The Ilonggos also got golds in arnis courtesy of Ram Deloso in Cadet Boys Traditional Individual 1 Weapon; Kyle Tiron, Jeremy Tañedo and Carl Reyes in Cadet Boys Traditional Team Open Weapon and Cadet Boys Non-Traditional Team Open Weapon.

Also reaping golds were Clemence Alag in Cadet Girls Traditional Individual 2 Weapon; Tristan Guarte in Juniors Boys Traditional Individual 1 Weapon; Kyle Tiron in Cadet Boys Non-Traditional Individual 1 Weapon and Jaevan Susal in Juniors Boys Non-Traditional Individual 2 Weapon.

Iloilo City also have three silver and four bronze medals from arnis from Mary Alviar, Emerald Legario, Clemence Alag, Nathalie Balajadia, Carl Reyes, Niel Araneta, Angel Suede, Janelle Tañedo, Kheza Valenzuela, Wayne Gustillo and Emerald Legario.

Franzine Alamo, meanwhile, capped off Negros Occidental’s domination in the athletics after snagging her second gold medal in the girls long jump on late Wednesday in Iloilo Sports Complex.

Negros Occidental finished the competition on top with 10 gold, six silver and two bronze medals, while at second and third place were Cebu Province (6-4-5) and Cebu City (4-8-8).

Bago City’s Kate Julienne Martinez swept the girls throwing events after also bagging the javelin throw and discus throw events, while Bacolod City’s Krisha Dedoyco Aguillon was denied a triple gold finish after placing second in 200 meter dash.

Bacolodnon taekwondo jin JamieHannah Agaloos, for her part, took home two gold medals l in the junior female individual poomsae category before also being part of the junior female team poomsae.

“It’s a dream come true for me to win a medal here in Batang Pinoy Visayas because I am now qualified for the National Finals. My hardwork has paid off,” said Agaloos, who is from Negros Taekwondo Union-Tigers New Gen./PN


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