BAGUIO City leaned on arnis and muay to bring home the overall title of the 2013 Batang Pinoy Pinoy Luzon Leg in Iba, Zambales.
Promising athletes from the Pines City overtook Quezon City for the overall crown after siezing eight gold medals in arnis and two in muay, courtesy of Norielyn Sagun, 14, who accounted for half of those arnis gold medals after winning the girls anyo synchronized double identical weapon and anyo single weapon, double identical weapon and sword and dagger events.
Rey Abogadi also contributed to the cause of the Summer capital with a win over teammate Sheen Pakilan in the boys’ anyo sword and dagger event and joined Pakilan and Eza Rai Yalong for the anyo synchronized double identical weapon and sword and dagger title.
Other gold medals from Baguio came from the girls anyo synchronized sword and dagger while its muay fighters Ariel Lee Lampacan (boys 14-15 51kgs) and Clyde Drexler Soriano (14-15 57kg) dominated their respective event to secure a total of 47 gold, 49 silver and 37 bronze medals in the four-day meet.
Quezon City, which fought mightily in muay and badminton in the last two days, concluded the Luzon games with 44 gold, 28 silver and 35 bronze medals.