Philippine Showbiz Today Vol 13 No 10 - Page 27

Philippine Showbiz Today May 22 - June 7, 2018 27 SPORTS Results for Golden Eagle North Golf Course on May 19, 2018 CONGRATS to the CHAMPIONS: KP WINNERS: Hole # 5 - Tom Raguero Hole # 8 - Rene De Leon Hole #13 - Jess Cusi Hole # 15 - Renato Cusi    CLASS A - Ron Santos    CLASS B - Jerry Santos Photos by Ferdinand Lontok Palaro champ brings streak to PNG CEBU CITY. — Despite being stricken by gastritis on the eve of her sport, former Palarong Pambansa standout Nicole Marie Pamintuan sustained her perfect run in the PSC- Philippine National Games swimming competitions on Tuesday, adding her fourth gold medal at the Cebu City Sports Center pool here. Carrying the colors of Sta. Rosa Laguna, Pamintuan, who swept all of her six events in the 2017 edition of the Palaro in San Jose, Antique, easily annexed the girls 16-year-old and over  100-meter backstroke title in a time of one minute and 9.81 seconds for her fourth consecutive victory. She finished more than 12 seconds ahead of runner-up Andrea Marie Punay of General Santos City (1:21.70) while Iligan City’s Miles Dorothy Valdez (1:23.68) settled for the bronze in the games organized by the Philippine Sports Commission and supported by the Cebu City led by Mayor Tomas Osmena. Sharing the spotlight with Pamintuan was General Santos City’s Camilo Russell Owen La Torre and Las Pinas City’s David Franco dela Rosa, who emerged from the pool with their third straight gold medals each in the sports showcase serving as a proving ground for members as well as aspirants to the national pool of athletes. Although based in Metro Manila, La Torre proudly bannered the hometown of his parents in topping the boys’ 16-over 400-meter freestyle (4:28.49) while Dela Rosa secured the boys 16-over 50-meter butterfly title in 27.44 seconds. La Torre’s teammate, Kelsey Claire Jaudian, also copped her third gold in winning the girls 16-over 400- meter freestyle race (5:01), raising her collection to four, including the bronze medal she got in the 200- meter individual medley race. “Masaya po ako kasi di ko akalain na makapag-gold par rin ako dito because I had gastritis last Saturday. I thought I wouldn’t be able to compete, but my parents told me to just go out there and do my best,” said Pamintuan, an incoming Grade 12 student at La Salle who will gun for her fifth gold medal on Wednesday in the 200-meter backstroke General Santos City showed the way in the swimming championships with seven gold, five silver and four bronze medals while Sta. Rosa City was running second overall, thanks to the golden exploits of Pamintuan, with four mints, while host Cebu was in third place with a 3-6-3 tally. Over at the nearby Cebu City Sports Center track oval, former national team veteran Rosie Villarito, representing Bago City, ruled the women’s javelin throw with a heave of 45.98 meters while national team mainstay Harry Diones clinched the men’s triple jump gold, leaping to a distance of 15.94 meters In overnight track and field results, Cebu City’s Archel Marikit bagged the men’s high jump gold in clearing 1.75 meters while teammate Prince Joy Lee was tops in the men’s 10,000-meter run (33.27.13). General Santos City’s Rha Joy Sumalpong took the women’s hammer throw gold, heaving 39.10 meters. Filipino-Japanese Asian Games hopefuls and siblings Shugen and Keisei Nakano, representing Pasay City, emerged victorious  in men’s judo in the -66-kilogram and -73- kilogram divisions, respectively, while Baguio City also had a golden double in the women’s division through Jazlen Awitan in the 48-kg class and Helen Dawa in the -52-kg category. Muntinlupa John Derrick Farr topped the men’s downhill 1.75- kilometer race in 3:09.999 while Belgira Lea Denise of Guimaras, a Visayas province noted for its mangoes, topped the distaff side in 4:34.751. Striking a gold mine in athletics with seven, host Cebu City moved on top of the overall standings with 15 gold, 16 silver and 16 silver as of noon Tuesday while Baguio City was a distant second with a 9-10-10 haul, General Santos City in third place (8- 11-9), and Zamboanga City not too far behind in fourth spot (8-1-4). The PSC will give cash incentives to the five top performing LGUs, with the overall champion getting P5 million in financial assistance for sports equipment, P4 million for second, P3 million for third, P2 million for fourth and P1 million for fifth place.  At the PNG opening ceremonies last Saturday, President Rodrigo Duterte promised to double the amount.●    - Bong Pedralvez, Malaya It pays to advertise… Call 604-588-6397 or email info@philippinenewstoday.com for all of your advertising needs!