THE Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) of Malaysia swept all the gold medals in the recently concluded badminton tournament of the first Asia Pacific University Games (Apug) at the Metrosports Badminton Center in Salinas Drive in Lahug last Monday.
UiTM won all five gold medals in the two-day event, which is part of the three-country competition.
Zairul Nizam and Donetta Moisol each bagged two gold medals on top of the team event that the Malaysian players also won last Sunday.
Nizam won the Men’s Singles gold then he paired with Fakrur Shah to win the Men’s Gold medal while Moisol topped the Women’s Singles and partnered with Lydia Habirin to win the women’s doubles medal.
Nizam defeated John Michael Guibranza of the University of San Carlos, while Moisol bested teammate Habirin in the gold medal watch.
Nizam and Shah defeated Dexter Opalla and Aljun Penote of UC in the gold medal match. Moisol and Habirin Hannah beat Alyssa Guibranza and Jomarie Alterado of USC in the finals.
UC settled for silver in the team competition, while USC wound up with the bronze.
Christian Paul Cayna of USC and Shah settled for the bronze medal in the Men’s Singles. Shemae Grace Cabaluna and Jenny Rose Ramirez, both of UC, bagged the bronze medal in the women’s side.
The bronze medals in the doubles competition went to Cabaluna and Ramirez of UC and Sheira Nabua and Aeryn Opsima of USC in the women’s competition. Scott Weel Busano and Gideon Obesmares and Benny Pelito and Christian Paul Cayna both of USC, won bronze in the men’s event.