MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine kickboxing crew lastly broke by way of within the thirty first Southeast Asian Games with back-to-back gold medals because of Gina Iniong and Jean Claude Saclag.
Gina Iniong grew to become the primary Filipino kickboxer to win the gold on this 12 months’s Games after clipping Waraporn Jaiteang Waraporn of Thailand, 2-1, within the girls’s low kick -60kg last.
Shortly after Iniong’s triumph, Saclag adopted together with his personal golden feat after edging Chaleamlap Santidongsakun of Thailand, 2-1, within the males’s low kick -63kg last.
Iniong and Saclag’s double victories bumped the Philippines’ gold medal rely to 5.
Four Filipino kickboxers, nevertheless, settled for silver medals within the Southeast Asian Games on Friday at Bac Ninh Gymnasium in Vietnam.
Claudine Veloso, Gretel de Paz, Zephanya Ngaya, and Renalyn Daquel fell quick of their respective bids to win the gold medal.
Veloso misplaced to Amanda La of Indonesia, 3-0, within the girls’s low kick -52kg occasion whereas de Paz additionally dropped a 3-0 determination to an Indonesian foe in Diandra Ariesta within the girls’s full contact -56kg class.
Ngaya and Daquel, in the meantime, bowed to hometown bets within the last.
Ngaya suffered a 3-0 setback to Huynh Vang within the girls’s full contact -65kg whereas Daquel was denied of a gold by Nga Nguyen within the girls’s full contact -48kg.
Overall, the nationwide kickboxing crew collected two golds, 4 silvers and two bronzes.
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