Cordiller­ans win in Asian wushu tilt

Sun.Star Baguio - - Prime Sports - PR

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.

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