The Philippines earned another bronze medal, this time in the dancesports competitions of the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2013 being held 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 finish 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 while 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 center stage as they see action 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 absorbed defeats in their respective 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 copped a bronze medal in the women’s 10-Ball category.