Palarong Pambansa results highlights: Day 1

Rappler.com
Western Visayas leads the scoreboard with 5 gold medals.

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Western Visayas or Region 6 dominated Day 1 of Palarong Pambansa with impressive wins in athletics. Across 5 different events, Region 6 placed in every single one to end the first day as the clear champions.

EDITOR’s NOTE: Highlights are based on results posted by 9pm, Sunday, May 6. There may have been other games but official results are not yet available as of time of publishing.

Athletics

Region 6 had a first and 2nd place finish In the triple jump for elementary boys with Cesar Fernandez nabbing gold and Jessie Tormis going home with the silver. Region 1 also had two top placers in the event. Roderick Osig won the bronze while Jay Mark Gascon placed 6th.

Meanwhile elementary school girls shot put event was again topped by a Region 6 athlete, Sheinne Sanchez. Kasandra Alcantara took home the silver medal for NCR, while Ansharina Rodillas finished 3rd. NCR and Region 6 had two top finishers with Daniela Daynata of NCR finishing 5th and Jenny Medina from Region 6 at 6th place — behind Daynata by .01 meters.

Region 6 continued to dominate the sport as Evalyn Palabrica nabbed another gold medal in the secondary girls javelin throw finishing almost 3 meters ahead of the silver medalist. She was followed by Rinalyn Apos of Region 8, and Jenelyn Arle of Region 4-A.

In secondary men’s, Dexter Galos also of Region 6 wowed the crowd with an unbelievable finish in the 5000 meters when he overtook Arnold Galap of CAR at the last second in the finish line after the latter started to relax. Galos ran barefoot. In 3rd place was Aldrin Agang who finished 10 seconds behind Galap.

In shot put, Region 6 athlete Richee Joy Cabanhog broke the Palaro record set in 1990 by Arthus Ernos. His 13.90 throw shattered Ernos’ 13.19.

Meanwhile Region II’s Julian Reem Fuentes also set another record in the long jump when he jumped a 7.26, breaking Paulo Martinez’s previous record of 7.15 set in 2002. – Rappler.com

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