Cordillera ath­letes in slow start

Sun.Star Baguio - - FRONT PAGE -

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

Photo by Milo Brioso

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.

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