Dumseng wins silver in world junior wushu meet


Aleca Breana Dumseng won the silver medal in the girls’ qiangshu (spear form) C event in the 6th World Junior Wushu Championships held on September 29 to October 3 at Mladost Sports Hall in Burgas City, Bulgaria.

Dumseng, who hails from Baguio City, scored 8.65 points to finish second behind Chinese Wan Qiu Zhang, who won the gold medal with 8.75 points. American Hannah Helena Huang registered 8.64 points to settle for the bronze.

Dumseng, however, scored 8.09 points to finish 17th in the Changquan C event won by Singaporean Zi Yi Zoe Tan, who submitted 8.63 points. Iranian Nazanin Bazdar was second with 8.59 points while Hong Kong’s Tin Yan Tina Wang was third with 8.58 points.

In other results, Agatha Chrystenzen Wong placed fourth in the girls’ Taijiquan A (9.32) and Taijijian A (9.00) while Faith Liana Andaya was fifth in the girls’ jianshu (sword form) B (8.79), sixth in Qiangshu B (8.90) and ninth in Changquan B (8.58).

The other members of Team Philippines were Joel Casem, Johnzenth Gajo, Adolph Apollos Aldovino, Sandrex Gainsan, Mark Lester Ragay, Kimberly Macuha, Zion Daraliay and coaches Jessie Aligaga, Ma Jingwei and Hao Zhang.

Meanwhile, the Wushu Federation Philippines (WFP) will send a team to the 8th Sanda World Cup slated for Nov. 1-6 in Xian, China.

The team will be spearheaded by Divine Wally, who earned the right to compete in the World Cup after winning the gold medal in the 13th World Wushu Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia last year. She was a silver medalist in the 7th Asian Junior Championships and the SEA Games in Myanmar in 2013.



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