MARIKINA CITY, Philippines – Team Philippines concluded its run in the wushu competition of the 6th ASEAN Schools Games with 3 gold medals and 1 silver Thursday, December 4. (WATCH: Wushu builds PH athlete’s character)
Agatha Chrystenzen Wong got the nod of the judges by scoring 17.83 points in her routine, defeating Tran Thi Kieu Trang of Vietnam and Ang Guat Lian of Brunei with scores 17.69 and 16.98, respectively, in the women’s group A Taijiquan and Taijijian all-round.
Alieson Ken Omengan defeated Vu Tuan Hai Long of Vietnam (17.69) and Mohd Sufi Shayiran Bin Roslan of Brunei (17.61) with the score of 17.86 points in the men’s group A Nanquan & Nangun all-round.
The other gold medalist from the Philippines, Joel Casem, scored 17.19 with a .03 difference from the silver medalist from Indonesia Daffa Golden Boy (17.16) and Malaysia’s Tan Cheong Wan (17.15) in the men’s group B Chang Quan & Long Weapon all-round.
Just a shade below gold medalist Edgar Xavier Mervelo of Indonesia (17.71), Dave Degala won the silver medal after scoring 17.69 in the men’s group A Chang Quan & Long Weapon all-round.
The Philippine wushu delegation was headed by coaches Liu Yu Zhen and Bobby Co. Wushu was the sports event added by the Philippines in this year’s games. – Rappler.com
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