Cordillerans win in Asian wushu tilt
CORDILLERANS continue to bring pride to the region and the country after bagging several medals in the recently concluded 1st Asian Traditional Wushu (Kungfu) Championship in Nanjing China held on November 27 - December 1.
Despite the tragedy that struck the Philippine National Wushu Team two months ago where a junior member died from an accident at the Wushu dormitory, the Philippine Wushu National team wins seven golds, one silver and three bronze medals.
Composed of seasoned Wushu veterans like Agatha Wong, Daniel Parantac and Thornton Sayan, both from the Cordillera region, together with some Junior team members 12 – years – old and above, the team has proven once more that the Philippines is a force to reckon in Asia and the world when it comes to Wushu Taolu (forms)
Asian Games veterans Wong won two gold medals while Parantac won one gold and one bronze in both their Taijijan and Taijiquan events respectively.
Newcomer Jones Inso, another promising Cordilleran also won one gold and one silver in Taijiquan and Taijijan while Asian Games veteran Sayan won gold in his Nangun event while Dave Degala got a bronze for his Chainwhip event.
Not to be bested by
the seniors, the juniors medal haul is equally impressive with Johnzenth Gajo taking two golds for Changquan and Daoshu events while Sandrex Gaisan got a bronze for Changquan.
The competition is hosted by the Wushu Federation of Asia and the first of its kind to include a mix of events for Juniors (12-17 years old), Youth (1839 years old) and Middle Aged (40-59 years old) competitors from all over Asia.