KUALA LUMPUR—Cendy Asusano snatched the javelin gold to hand the
Philippines its first golden performance even as cyclist Arthus Bucay pocketed
his second silver in the in the ninth ASEAN Para Games at the Bukit Jalil
National Stadium here last night. With the country’s gold prospect dimming,
Asusano, 27, struck gold in javelin for F54 and F55 combined by heaving 13.04
meters, finishing ahead of countrywoman Jesebel Tordecilla claimed the silver
with 12.80m and Vietnamese Tran Thi Tu with 12.66m. Maritess Burce finished
fourth with 11.73m. Bucay, who gave the country its first medal with an individual
time trial silver the day before, bagged another one in the 4000 individual pursuit
(C5) in 5:15.574, behind Malaysian Zuhaire Bin Ahmad Tarmizi, who took the
gold in 5:06.968.