PH Wushu bets bag 3 more golds
By: Sports News Manila Bulletin
The Philippines bagged more three gold medals to end its campaign in the 7th Asian Junior Wushu Championships with a flourish at the Makati Coliseum yesterday.
Noel Alabata capped the most productive outing of the hometown bets by capturing the country’s third gold of the day with a riveting come-from-behind 2-1 win over Vietnam’s Vu Vinh Duc in the men’s 48-kilogram sanda finals.
Settling for silvers were Vivine Wally and Thommy Aligaga, who lost their respective championship bouts to superior foes.
China’s Guang Acui overpowered Wally, 2-0, in the women’s 48-kg bout while Aligaga absorbed a 0-2 beating at the hands of Iranian Touphara Afshin Salimi in their 52-kg match.
The day began auspiciously as tiny Jonzeth Gajo and Vanessa Jo Chan added two more golds to the country’s collection at the windup of the taolu competitions.
Just barely over a year in the sport, Gajo showed a lot of flair in winning the 12-under boys elementary gunshu (staff) with 8.99 points.
After bagging a bronze the previous night, Chan, meanwhile, went all-out in her last event to bag the 15-under girls 1st set jianshu (double-edged sword) crown over seven others with 9.20 points.