Cordillera athletes in slow start
VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur - Amid the slow production of gold medals for the region, delegates of the stay focused on their bid to improve their sixth place finish in the ongoing Palarong Pambansa.
Bauko, Mt. Province pride Arvanson Mondata earned the first gold for the Cordillera region in elementary boys shotput while chess added two more courtesy of Bea Mendoza.
Mendoza, of the University of Baguiobagged the gold medal in the secondary blitz category and another in the team blitz event with Maycydel Fajardo.
The grade 11 student earlier beat Kylen Joy Mordido of Southern Tagalog in the final round to score six out of the possible seven points. Mordido, who garnered 5 points, settled for silver.
Fajardo meanwhile, playing black, beat Vic Glysen Derotas of NCR in the final round to gain four points for a team total of 10 points and pocket the team blitz gold.
Three more silver medals were added by arnis courtesy of Izy Zyrell Pobletin (elem. girls), Mark Alexis Martin (elem. boys), and Evelina Burdette (Baguio).
“We are still hopeful we will be able to get our target although we are experiencing tough contest against other delegates just like taekwondo and archery,” said DepEd assistant sports coordinator Georaloy Palaoay.
Palao-ay added the team remains in high
FORM. Baguio taekwondoo jin Aesha Kiara Oglayon competes in the semifinal poomsae event as of press time of the on going Palarong Pambansa 2018 at Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur.