Wushu athletes to receive cash incentives

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Philippine Wushu Team members Divine Wally and Arnel Mandal will each receive a P1 million cash incentives for winning gold medals in the recently concluded 8th Sanda World Cup in Xian, China.

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Besides Wally and Mandal, silver medalist Hergie Bacyadan and bronze medalist Francisco Solis will get P500,000 and P200,000 cash incentives, respectively.

The four-man team received the good news during a courtesy call to Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Butch Ramirez on Tuesday after they arrived from China.

Wushu Federation of the Philippines Secretary Julian Camacho said they are now preparing for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

“We are targeting at least two gold medals,” said Camacho, if organizers would allow lower weight categories.

Camacho added that he had already talked to his counterparts in Indonesia to consider lowering the weight categories since Asian wushu practitioners are mid-size players.

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