Central Luzon javelin thrower breaks Palaro record
DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines -- Javelin throwers broke the one-year-old Palaro record four times but it was Central Luzon's Bryan Jay Pacheco who came out on top in Day 2 of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa here.
Pacheco threw 57.81 meters to shatter Danilo Abarra's 51.51-meter mark set in the 2012 Palaro in Lingayen.
Pacheco's record throw was enough to offset the challenge delivered by Joshua Patalud of NCR and Western Visayas ace and Day 1 gold medalist Renzy John Gemolaga, who finished with the silver and bronze medals, respectively.
The gold is Pacheco's second medal in this year's Palaro after he grabbed the silver in Monday's shot put event.
Patalud threw 56.75 meters, Gemolaga hoisted the javelin 55.1 meters out and fourth-placer Aluhon Omosura of Davao Region surpassed Abarra's record with a 52.13-meter throw. - Rappler.com