Catantan grabs fencing silver in SEA Games debut; Esteban earns bronze

Rappler.com
Catantan grabs fencing silver in SEA Games debut; Esteban earns bronze
15-year-old Samantha Catantan finishes the fencing tourney with a silver medal in her first SEA Games stint

MANILA, Philippines – Samantha Kyle Catantan improved the Philippines’ medal haul as she finishes with a silver medal in the 29th SEA Games foil individual fencing tournament on Monday, August 21 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Maxine Esteban also bannered the Philippine flag, ending the tournament with a bronze medal. 

Catantan – who is also a two-time junior UAAP fencing champion – is only 15 years old and this is her first time competing in the SEA Games.

Philippines is currently in 6th seed and has 3 golds, 6 silvers and 6 bronzes. – Rappler.com

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story had the incorrect photo for the Samantha Kyle Catantan. This has since been corrected.

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