Archer hits third gold-A A +A
Thursday, May 8, 2014
STA. CRUZ, LAGUNA -- Quint Abeija Amongan continues to reap honors in the archery event of the 2014 Palarong Pambansa at the St. Cruz Sports Complex.
Target after target, the 14-year-old grade nine student from Bontoc, Mt. Province reaped his third gold medal after topping the secondary boys 40meter, 60 meter and FITA round contest.
With his three gold medals, Amongan is leading the race for the most bemedalled athlete of the region as of this writing.
Meanwhile, Baguio City National High School female archer Loren Chloe Balaoing scored two silver medals in the secondary girls 50 and 60 meter contest including a bronze medal in the girls FITA round.
The CAR archery team will continue to shoot for more medals in the Olympic, Team, and Mixed Team competition today, May 9.
Archery coach John Hongitan said he is confident the archers of the region will continue to deliver the needed medals in the competition.
"I think the children are starting to get into their winning grove, hopefully before the tournament closes, we can still add more. Kaya naman ng mga bata eh kailangan lang maging consistent," Hongitan said.
"So far the one delivering the gold medals for Cordillera is on the roll, lets pray he makes more in the competition including all his other teammates," Hongitan added. (With a report from DepEd – CAR)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on May 09, 2014.