SEA-Games20131218The sailing team got two silvers while the tae kwon do squad added two bronzes on Friday in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

    Sailors Richly Balladares (skipper) and Ridgely Magsanay (crew) took the silver medal in the men’s international 470 class while Geylord Coveta also chipped in one silver in the men’s windsurfing event.

    Tae kwon do jin Pauline Louise Lopez bowed to Thanh Thao Nguyen of Vietnam, 0-4, in the women’s under 53kg category while Paul Romero absorbed a 4-6 loss to Ryan Chong Wu Lunn of Malaysia in the men’s under 63kg to settle for bronze in their respective events.

    The Filipino jins, so far, has two gold medals from Jade Zafra in the women’s under 57kg and the men’s poomsae team of Dustin Mella, Raphael Mella and Vidal Marvin Gabriel.

    Five more jins—Mary Angelay Pelaez, Kristie Alora, Jane Narra, Francis Agojo and Kristopher Uy —will be fighting for medals on Saturday.

    In judo, three Pinoy judokas have made it to the finals.

    They are Gilbert Ramirez, Jeneilou Mosqueda and Kiyomi Watanabe.

    Ramirez will face Iksan Apriyadi of Indonesia (men’s 66-73 kg.); Mosqueda battles Om Pongchaliew of Thailand (women’s 52-57 kg.); and Watanabe tackles Thi Hoa Bui of Vietnam (women’s 57-63 kg.).

    The finals were scheduled on Friday night.

    PSC preparing incentives
    Meanwhile, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is now preparing the incentives of the athletes who won medals in the biennial meet.

    “We want these athletes to have a happy Christmas by giving their incentives before the Christmas. It’s our way to returning the honor they gave to our country,” said PSC Chairman Richie Garcia.

    All gold medalists will receive P100,000 while the silver and bronze winners get P50,000 and P10,000, respectively.

    So far, the Philippines has 23.


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