The Philippines bagged a total of 13 medals on one gold, six silvers and six bronzes in the 2014 Macau International Cadets and Junior Judo Tournament held at the Pavilhao Polidesportivo Tap Seac in Macau, China.
Dylwynn Keith Gimena got the lone gold of the country as she ruled the junior women’s–78-kilogram division.
Ryan Christian Benavidez placed second in the juvenile boys’ –55-kg. while Beatriz Isabel Que (cadet girls’ +70-kg.) and Maria Angelie Gerena (junior women’s –57-kg.) also secured silvers in their events.
The other silver winners were Mary Jhealyn Villena in women’s–78-kg., Almer Suga in junior men’s–60-kg. and Kevin Lois Tiongson in junior men’s–90-kg.
Winning bronze medals were Sean Levyn Panganiban (juvenile event –50-kg.), Miam Salvador (Cadet Event –44-kg.), Luis Benigno Agustin (junior men’s +100-kg.), Charizze Happy Panganiban (junior women’s –48-kg.), Sri Anabo (junior women’s –52-kg.) and Dianne Bargo (junior women’s –63-kg.)
Meanwhile, the Philippine Judo Federation will be banking on Filipino-Japanese Kiyomi Watanabe when they compete in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea in September.
Watanabe, the reigning Southeast Asian Games champion, is currently in Japan to undergo rigid training before flying to South Korea.