THE WUSHU Federation of the Philippines (WFP), headed by Tan Shei Ling, eyes to win at least seven gold medals in the 7th World Asian Wushu Junior Championship that will begin on Thursday at the Makati Coliseum. The weeklong tournament will hold sanda [sparring]and taolu [forms]events.
Alieson Ken Omengan, Faith Lian Andaya and Noel Alibata will lead the Philippines’ campaign together with fellow junior taolu artists Dave Degala, Agatha Chrystenzen Wong, Joel Casem, Kimberly Macuha, Christian Nicholas Lapitan, Johnzenth Gajo, Thommy Aligaga, Clemente Tabugara Jr., James Daquil, Vivine Wally and Vita Zamora.
A total of 447 athletes and officials from 23 countries that include Iran, Vietnam, China and Hong Kong will be participating in the tournament.
Omengan, who will compete in nandao [southern broad sword]and nangun [staff]events, is considered the Philippines’ top bet after winning the gold in men’s nanquan [southern fist]during the world meet in Macau in 2012.