A Philippine pair won a bronze medal in dancesport in the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2013 at the Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea.
The veteran pair of Gerald Jamili and Cherry Clarice Parcon scored a total of 204.49 points to wound up third in the Latin-Five Dances event.
They had 40.71 points in samba, 40.64 in cha cha, 41.06 in rumba, 40.07 in paso doble and 42.01 in jive.
Chinese Hou Yao and Zhuang Ting dominated the field with 215.41 points on 42.78 in samba, 43.29 in cha cha, 42.64 in rumba, 43.35 in paso doble and 43.35 in jive.
Maxim Antipin and Veronika Popova of Kazakhstan bagged the silver with 210.04 points (41.58, 42.36, 41.94, 42.22 and 41.94).
Jamili and Parcon are looking to add another medal for the country when they compete in the Latin-Jive semifinals on Friday night.
Michael Angelo Marquez and Stephanie Sabalo also take the floor in the Latin-Cha Cha quarterfinals and the Latin-Paso Doble semifinals, while German Enriquez and Ma. Danella Renee Publico hope to impress the judges in the Standard-Five Dances semifinals.
In billiards, 2011 Southeast Asian Games double-gold medalist Iris Ranola and former World 10-Ball champion Rubilen Amit lost their first-round games in the women’s 9-Ball event.
Ranola bowed to Huynh Thi Ngoc Huyen of Vietnam (4-7) while Amit succumbed to Fu Xiaofang of China (4-7).
Amit earlier won the bronze in the women’s 10-Ball.
EMIL C. NOGUERA