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Cagayan Valley leads early Palarong Pambansa 2018 medal race

Raymon Dullana
Cagayan Valley leads early Palarong Pambansa 2018 medal race
A niece of detained Senator Leila de Lima who ran barefoot is among the early gold medal winners in the Palarong Pambansa hosted by Vigan

ILOCOS SUR, Philippines- The Cagayan Valley Regional Athletics Association (CAVRAA) took the early  lead in the partial medal tally for Palarong Pambansa 2018.

As of 11 am on Monday, April 16, CAVRAA was on top with their two gold medals in long jump and shot put.

The National Capital Region (NCR) and Bicol Region collected one gold medal each and were tied at second overall.

Algin Gomez, a high school student from Aparri town in Cagayan province, posted 6.96 meters to get the gold medal for long jump-secondary boys.

Gomez was also a gold medalist for triple jump in Palaro 2017, and will defend his title this year.

For Cagayan Valley’s second gold medal, Rashied Faith Burdeos of Tuguegarao North Central School posted 10.13 meters for shot put- elementary boys.

BAREFOOT GOLD. Lheslie de Lima from CamSur (Bicol Athletic Region) took the first gold medal of the games by running barefoot. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Meanwhile, a barefoot Lheslie De Lima  recorded the first gold medal of Bicol Region for her 3000 meter. De Lima clocked 10:06:54 minutes.

Christian Ampong gave NCR its first gold medal for his victory in javelin throw, hurling 58.5 meters.

More individual events medals were up for heading to the Palaro’s second day. – Rappler

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