Benguet fighters snatch medals in PNG

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

BENGUET athletes silently worked their way in the muay thai competition to bring home medals in the recently concluded 2014 Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission National Games.

Despite a lean delegation, the muay thai fighters of the province took home a modest haul of five gold, three silver, and five bronze medals at the close of the competition held at Rizal Memorial Sports Coliseum on May 20-26.

Marlene Bosikaw snatched two gold medals in the women’s division after topping the waikuru and combat competition.


Jocelyn Budith also took one gold after winning in the combat competition as Michelle Bosikaw pulled one gold and one silver in waikuru and combative event.

Meanwhile, Ace Bongyao led the men’s side with one gold and one silver as Vicente Abeya generated two bronze medals from the same waikuru and combat competition.

Silvestre Berania and John Eric Angyab also brought home one bronze medal apiece in the combat contest.

Benguet provincial sports development officer Mark Monang said the province is proud of the fighters who represented the province in the national games.

According to Monang, each athlete and their coaches will be given cash incentives as directed by the provincial ordinance.

The 2014 PNG housed close to 7,000 athletes from all over the country competing in 46 different sports discipline held May 16-25.

The National Games aims to assess the expanse of the potential athletes to be a basis for the selection of the national training pool in preparation for future international competitions. Mark Victor Pasagoy

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on June 02, 2014.


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