Pudtol tops Apayao sports meet

THE municipality of Pudtol ran away with 131 gold medals, including 88 silvers and 90 bronze medals to claim the over-title in the recently concluded Apayao Provincial Sports meet.

Pudtol grabbed 62 golds in the elementary and another 69 in the secondary division with bulk of its athletes earning a ticket to the 2020 edition of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association slated in Baguio City.

Swimming got the bulk of gold for Pudtol in the secondary with 11 followed by taekwondo, which produced 10 as arnis bagged eight, while pencak silat and athletics yielded seven and six respectively.

Gymnastics, boxing, and wrestling took home five gold each with archery and wushu scooping three and two respectively while football, futsal, and volleyball girls accounted for one each.

The elementary squad also got 18 gold medals in swimming, 12 in arnis, 10 in taekwondo, and nine in gymnastics.

Athletics, meanwhile, added six gold medals for Pudtol while getting four in dance sports, two each in chess and gymnastics and one each in football and volleyball.

Flora, meanwhile, settled for second place after bagging 64-98-69 with Luna grabbing 58-56-81 to salvage third place.

Flora's secondary unit took home 39 gold medals while its elementary squad had 25 gold medals.

Coming in at fourth is Calanasan with a medal harvest of 45-32-46, followed by Conner at fifth with a haul of 39-34-15 even as Sta. Marcela took home 32-32-50 for a decent sixth place finish while Kabugao placed last with a tally of 10-20-15.

Apayao is hoping to retain second place in the annual Caraa, its highest finish since it became a full time province dislodging long time runner-up Benguet which fell to fourth place.


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