Jimenez nabs gold

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Friday, May 23, 2014


JUNRIEL Jimenez prevented a gold medal shutout for Cebu City after winning the youth boys light flyweight medal in the Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission Philippine National Games at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.

Aside from Jimenez, Hipolito Banal (52kgs) and Ian Refuela (54kgs) also delivered a bronze medal for Cebu City.

On the other hand, weightlifter Angelica Lado broke the Philippine record to win the women’s 75-kilo division gold medal.

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Kelle Kay Rojas also won two gold medals for the women’s 53-kilo category, while Elreen Ann Ando won two silver medals in the women’s 48-kilo division. Clark Cuico also had two silvers in the men’s 50-kilo category for Cebu City.

Irendin Lepatan also won gold medal for Cebu City in the Pencak Silat Tunggal Artistic Category, while Claire Diongson won the gold in the 10K walk.

TCC men’s softball meanwhile scored its second win, 4-1, over Cebu Province.

Oscar Bradshaw scored a run in the second inning before hammering a homer in the fourth, sending Ben Maravilles and Darius Bacarisas to the home plate.

In beach volleyball, Jade Becaldo and Edward Ybañez advanced to the semifinals after crushing Rizal Technological University (RTU), 21-9, 21-10 in the quarterfinal match yesterday.

Becaldo and Ybañez, who represented the country in two Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) beach volleyball tours in Thailand, also scored an easy win over Zamboanga, 21-10, 21-11 before they played RTU.

Becaldo said that though they don’t know who represents ARRM, they know they are a strong team.

“The  ARMM team is a strong.  We will just play our best, and hopefully makuha sa TCC ang title gihapon,” said Becaldo.

Becaldo replaced former national team player Jonrey Sasing in the squad. Sasing and Ybanez won the last two PNG titles for TCC.

Edmar Bonono and Rommel Pepito are still in contention after beating EAC, 21-16,21-14 in their quarterfinal match. The two will face University of Santo Tomas 1.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 24, 2014.

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