Wednesday August 15, 2018

Zamboanga athletes win medals in swimming, weightlifting

ZAMBOANGUEÑO athletes have reaped medals during the recent Philippine National Age Group (PNAG) Swimming Champions 2018 and 1st EGAT King’s Cup International Weightlifting Championship 2018.

Dr. Cecile Atilano, Zamboanga City sports development officer, said the swimming event was held on May 5 to 6 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, while the weightlifting competition was held from May 5 to 10 in Thung-song, Thailand.

Atilano said the winners in the PNAG, which is sanctioned by the Philippine Swimming Inc., were:

- Delwin Gabe Santiago (1 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze);

- Jetro Paul Abilla (2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze);

- Katrina Natasha Harvey (1 silver, 1 bronze);

- Charize-ed Fernandez (1 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze);

- Austin Hampac (2 gold, 3 silver);

- Eiver John Enriquez (1 bronze);

- Danielle Filoteo (1 silver); and

- Arhiza Gonzales (1 bronze).

The Zamboanga City swimming team was led by Coach Ramil Tanginan.

Moreover, Rowel Garcia from the village of Mampang, Zamboanga City, won three bronze medals in the weightlifting event held in Thailand.