2 resolutions seen to laud Jr. Wushu-A A +A
Friday, August 23, 2013
A BAGUIO City Council resolution and another in La Trinidad are now in the works commending three young wushu players who bagged medals during the 7th Asian Junior Wushu Championship held at the Makati Coliseum recently.
The resolution which is seen to be passed Monday commended and congratulated Faith Liana Andaya, Divine Wally, Christian Nicholas Lapitan and Vanessa Jo Chan for their gallant effort during the weeklong competition.
Team Philippines had six golds, five silvers, and five bronze at the close of the four-day biennial event, while topping participants coming from the Southeast Asian region.
La Trinidad's Alieson Ken Omengan was among the country's top medal earners after leading the country to its first gold in the competition in the eight man competition.
He was joined by Vanessa Jo Chan, Faith Liana Andaya, Christian Nicholas Lapitan, Joel Casem, another La Trinidad upstart, Dave Degala, Kimberly Macuha and Jonhzenth Gajo.
Omengan got his second gold in Southern Style Barehands, while Andaya took home one silver in elementary sword play and another in the elementary northern style barehands.
Lapitan won bronze in Elementary Barehands.
Other members of the Philippine wushu junior taolu team who won their respective events are Gajo who won gold in elementary staff event, while Degala got silver in northern style barehands, Macuha got silver in elementary broadsword
The lone sanda player from the Cordillera, Divine Wally, settled for the silver in the women’s 48-kilogram division.
China topped the overall final standing with 18 gold and one silver while Hongkong placed second with 7 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze.
Iran came in third with 7 gold, 5 silvers and 6 bronze medals as Macau landed fourth with 6 gold, 6 silvers and 9 bronze.
Indonesia was 6th overall as Vietnam finished 7th with Malaysia, Japan and South Korea at 8th, 9th and 10th places respectively.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 24, 2013.