Davao bet wins games’ 1st gold
Subscribe Now February 13, 2013 at 08:57am
“Takbo takbo lang po, at diskarte… mahaba rin ‘yung takbuhin, diniskartihan na lang po,” said Wagdoz, a University of Mindanao second year criminology student, who took the gold at the expense of teammate Antnony Nerza (15:48.9).
“Masaya po at nanalo. Gusto ko po manalo pa ng mas marami medal dito,” added Wagdoz.
He was 13th in the Tarlac Palaro Pambansa in the same event.
Host Region 1 (Ilocos Region) made its presence felt through 21-year-old Debby Habon, a Virgen Milagrosa University education student, who clinched the women’s long jump title with a 5.23-meter effort, beating out CAR’s Marla Felice Ellaga (5.23 meters) and Calabarzon Region’s Regine Ganidlon (4.95 meters).
Last year’s topnotcher Central Visayas, Western Visayas and Davao Region, likewise, launched their campaign on high note in the centerpiece event of athletics, one of 18 sports being contested here.
Ernesto Ybanez captured the men’s title in the long jump with a 7.01-meter effort to give Central Visayas a share of the pie in athletics, while Devy Isaac was just as impressive in her victory in women’s javelin throw as her initial throw of 33.20 meters proved to enough to dominate the field and also put Western Visayas on the day’s limelight.
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