The Philippines has so far earned four golds, seven silvers and seven bronzes in the ongoing 2014 Asean School Games being held at the different venues in Marikina City.
Tracksters Joshua Patalud and Bryan Pacheco delivered gold medals in their respective events while wushu bets Alieson Ken Omengan and Agatha Chrystenzen Wong also dominated their categories.
Patalud topped the boys’ javelin throw after registering 59.45 meters to beat silver medallist Jali Bin Omar of Malaysia (54.79m) and bronze winner Chun Soon Kon of Singapore (53.78m).
Pacheco claimed the country’s first gold as the former Palarong Pambansa champion ruled the boys’ shot put via an impressive 16.69-meter showing. He defeated Singaporean Hoe Ki-Cheong Caleb (15.83m) and Malaysian Ting Aik Hou (15.04m).
Omengan, for her part, reigned supreme in the girls’ nanquan/nangun all-around while Wong copped the fourth gold by ruling the girls’ taijiquan/taijijian.
Winning silver medals were gymnast Carlos Yulo (boys’ all-around), and athletics’ Francis Medina (boys’ 110m hurdles), Karen Janario (girls’ 110m hurdles and 200m dash), Sarah Dequinan (girls’ high jump), Kevin Capangpangan (boys’ 1,500m run) and Louielyn Pamatian (girls’ 800m run).
The bronze medals were from Jenelyn Arle (girls’ javelin throw), Dianne de Jesus (girls’ shot put), Eloisa Luzon (girls’ 100m dash), Gilbert Rutaquio (boys’ 800m run), Angelica de Josef (girls’ 800m run), the girls’ 4x100m relay of Luzon, Janario, Rosemarie Olorvida and Glaiza Salcedo, and the gymnastics boys’ team of Yulo, Rafael Ablaza, Jag Timbang, Ivan Cruz and Ricardo Oetero Jr. 3rd.