MANILA, Philippines－ The national archery squad delivered another podium finish for the Philippines in the ongoing 29th Southeast Asian Games at the National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia.
Nicole Tagle, 15, grabbed the silver medal in the women’s individual archery recurve event on Sunday, August 20 after bowing down to Diananda Choirunisa of Indonesia, 4-6.
In the tightly contested match, Tagle cruised to a 3-1 lead after two sets, before the top ranked Choirunisa equalized at 4 points apiece.
The Indonesian champ breezed through the final set to take the win, 6-4, as well as the gold medal in the recurve archery event.
Tagle, a product of Palarong Pambansa from Dumaguete City, earlier defeated Myanmar’s Thida New, 6-2, to reach the gold medal match late Sunday afternoon.
Prior to the event, PH’s archery delegates have also listed podium finishes, with Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Benjamin Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz bagging bronze (men’s team compound) and Dela Cruz bringing home a bronze of his own (men’s single compound).－Rappler.com