Ce­buanos siz­zle in karatedo

The Freeman - - SPORTS -

DUMAGUETE CITY—The karatekas of Team Cebu City and Cebu Prov­ince showed their might as they har­vested medals in the 2017 Batang Pinoy-Visayas qual­i­fy­ing leg yes­ter­day at the Ple­nary Hall of the Ne­gros Ori­en­tal Con­ven­tion Cen­ter here.

Cebu Prov­ince grabbed 12 gold, eight sil­ver and 10 bronze medals from the com­bine kata and ku­mite events.

The ath­letes who con­trib­uted gold medals for Cebu Prov­ince were Gio­vanni Ephraim Apuya with two golds each while the rest came from Ja­nine Nar­boada, Tr­isha Jean Ogoc, Rheiane An­narie Luza, Pre­cious Ave­g­ail Beli­cario, Rhean Ne­ga­p­atan, Al­lena Mariz Ben­itez, Nino Kime Avila , Ja­nine Nar­boada, Rome Florenz Me­tante and Jer­son Sanchez.

Team Cebu City, for its part, had six gold, nine sil­ver and 15 bronze medals. The girls kata team led Cebu City’s charge, while Ni­cholas Arthur Avila, Gian Man­git­n­git, Adrian Ray Ayuda, Genda Atillo and Gabriel Tolero chipped in one gold apiece.

Bogo City and Con­so­la­cion also got one gold each in the fi­nal day of the karatedo event.

Un­like karatedo, the Ce­buanos failed to dom­i­nate the swim­ming event as Aklan tankers reigned supreme with their 15-10-4 gold-sil­ver-bronze medal tally.

Ben­cynt Ghail Luague saved Team Cebu City from a gold medal shut­down af­ter she topped the girls 13-15 class in the 400m in­di­vid­ual med­ley. She also got 11 sil­vers and 10 bronzes.

Cebu Prov­ince tankers ended their cam­paign at the pool with four gold, seven sil­ver and 12 bronze medals. Charles Jeremiah Lipura scored a dou­ble gold in the 100m and 200m but­ter­fly, while Marielle Estreba added one via the girls 100m but­ter­fly as Karen Manayon de­liv­ered the fi­nal gold in the girls 200m but­ter­fly.

Mean­while, the penul­ti­mate day of ath­let­ics saw Mary Joy Lobera­nis of Team Cebu City set­tling for a sil­ver medal in the 800m run. Team Cebu City so far has six gold, six sil­ver and one bronze medals in ath­let­ics. —

Cae­cent Mag­sum­bol


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