Cebu Prov­ince loses Batang Pinoy lead af­ter Dumaguete lords it over in archery Karatedo team pow­ers Cebu Prov­ince in Day 4 with six gold medals

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Cebu Prov­ince mo­men­tar­ily lost the lead in the medal tally af­ter the host team Dumaguete City dom­i­nated archery on Day 4 of the 2017 Batang Pinoy Visayas Qual­i­fy­ing.

Cebu Prov­ince, how­ever, did not fin­ish the day with­out a medal as the karatekas stepped up, de­liv­er­ing six gold medals from the ku­mite event at the Ple­nary Hall, NOCC.

The archers from Dumaguete City were on tar­get, rack­ing up 11 gold medals at the Sil­li­man Univer­sity archery grounds to power the host city to the top of the medal stand­ing.

Dumaguete City moved up with 27 gold medals, 16 sil­vers and 19 bronzes, while Cebu Prov­ince went down to sec­ond place with 23 gold medals, 21 sil­vers and 30 bronzes. Cebu City is in third place with 16-31-31 medal haul.

The karatekas who won the gold medals for Cebu Prov­ince were Tr­isha Jean Ogoc (25kgs.), Rheiane An­narie Luza (35kgs.) and Pre­cious Ave­g­ail Beli­cario (40kgs.) in the girls’ 13-be­low ku­mite.

Gio­vani Ephraim Apuya (45kgs.) cap­tured the gold medal in the boys’ 13-be­low ku­mite, while Rome Florence Me­tante (52kgs) and Jer­son Sanchez (57kgs.) snagged gold medals in the boys’ 14-15 ku­mite event.

Cebu Prov­ince fin­ished the three-day karatedo event with a to­tal of 12 gold medals, eight sil­vers and seven bronzes.

“We’re very sat­is­fied with our per­for­mance. It’s al­most 100 per­cent for us be­cause on our 27 ath­letes only three or four did not qual­ify (to Batang Pinoy National Cham­pi­onship),” said karatedo coach Rhodee An­toinette Saave­dra.

The swim­ming team also chipped in two gold medals for Cebu Prov­ince, thanks to national ju­nior triathlon mem­ber Karen An­drea Manayon and Charles Jeremiah Lipura.

Manayon won the girls’ 13-15 200-me­ter but­ter­fly event in 3 minutes and 13.80 sec­onds, beat­ing Raela Duchess Grace Uy of Ba­colod by six sec­onds. Kristina An­ge­lika Tor­res of Cebu City set­tled third with a time of 3:24.69.

Lipura bagged his sec­ond gold medal in the boys’ 13-15 200m but­ter­fly fol­low­ing his win in the 100m but­ter­fly last Sun­day. He clocked 2:32.80 in the 200m but­ter­fly to beat Evriel Prince Apura of Dumaguete City and Vince John Ed­mon Cano of Ba­colod City, who timed 2:51.34 and 3:03.30.

Cebu Prov­ince tankers fin­ished the tour­na­ment with four golds, 13 sil­vers and 20 bronzes.

“We are very sat­is­fied with our per­for­mance. The swim­ming team only had 12 ath­letes,” said coach Mary Joana Re­molino.

Boxer JM An­dre­jas added an­other gold medal to Cebu Prov­ince’s nine-gold medal haul yes­ter­day with a sec­ond round KO vic­tory against Bien­je­mar Codoy of Cebu City at the Dumaguete City Plaza 8.

Cebu Prov­ince will count on its medal prospect events like ar­nis, taek­wondo, chess and ball games to re­gain the lead.

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