Agatha Wong Wushu Philippines Delivers 2nd Gold
World Trade Centre, Manila Philippines
After John Chicano’s first gold of the games going to the Philippines.
A second gold came from Agatha Wong Wushu Philippines n the Women’s Wushu Taolu Taliquan event, chalking up 9.670 points.
Agatha Wong, the 2017 SEA Games Champion, successfully defended her title.
Agatha Wong Wushu Philippines bested Basma Lachkar of Brunei (9.55) and Tran Thi Minh Huyen of Vietnam. Lachkar was the runner-up to Wong 2 years ago.
In the first event to be decided in Wushu.
In contrast, Agatha Wong was the bronze medalist at the 2018 Asian Games in this event.
“I feel relieved, because finally I’m done with my first event,” Agatha Wong said after winning the competition. “I’m really happy to deliver something the Philippines is proud of.”
In contrast, the Philippines has already tied the 1 Gold it won 2 years ago in Kuala Lumpur. Winning just a total of 2 medals a 1 Gold and 1 Silver, which it hopes to far surpass as the hosts.
However, looking back at previous results, the Philippines had 1 gold in 2015, but it had 3 in 2013. When the Philippines hosted in 2005, it proved a gold mine in Wushu with 12 golds delivered.
Agatha Wong Wushu wins 3rd Bronze for the Philippines at Asian Games.
Agatha Wong overcame injuries to win the third Bronze at the Asian Games.
It came in women’s taijiquan, and taijiquan all-around competition Wushu, another martial arts medal after the Philippines delivered two yesterday in Taekwondo.
Above all, Agatha Wong, the SEA Games Champion in this Taijiquan and SEA silver medalist in the Taijijian. They finished with 19.36 points.
Newcomer Lindwell Lindwell of Indonesia bested the SEA Games Champion with 19.50 points, with Juanita Uen Yin Mok of Hong Kong taking silver with 19.42 points.
In contrast, at the 2014 Asian Games, the Philippines had 1 Gold, 3 Silvers, and 11 Bronzes.
China’s Sun wins the first gold medal in the Asian Games.
Chinese wushu athlete Sun Peiyuan won the first gold medal of the Asian Games as the Olympic heavyweights made a fast start in their quest to top the medals table on Sunday.
SEA Games 2017 Wushu
Aug 20, 2017
- Men’s Optional Taijijian – Daniel Parantac 9.56 (Fourth overall)
- Kimberly Macuha landed 5th overall in the Women’s Optional Jianshu
- Norleen Arlen Catolico landed 7th overall in the Men’s Optional Daoshu + Gunshu
PH wushu squad cops three medals in Turkey tilt
From the Manila Times March 25, 2014
by Emil C. Noguera
The national junior wushu team bagged two silver and one bronze medal at the prestigious 5th World Junior Wushu Championships held at the Kepez Belediyesi, Kapali Spor Salonu, Antalya, Turkey.
Taolu specialists Hazel Dalisay and Faith Liana Andaya secured one silver each in the girls’ Group C category of the tournament, which drew more than 500 athletes from 80 countries.
*Please note that Group C does not degrade the field’s quality; it merely designated the type of event. E.g., in Athletics Throws, Distance, Sprints.
Faith Andaya of the Philippines silver medalist World Junior Wushu Champs
Dalisay wound up second in the qiangshu (spear form) event dominated by Xin Peng Isabelle Chua of Singapore. Andaya placed second in the jianshu (sword form) category behind gold medalist Qi Shou of China.
American Annie Lee Tang (qiangshu) and Pu Yang Lau of Hong Kong (jianshu) settled for bronze.
Asian Junior Wushu Championship taolu (form) gold medalist Johnzenth Gajo added one bronze in the boys’ Group C changquan (long fist) class. Cheuk Hang Lao of Hong Kong topped the event, followed by silver winner Taha Badae Gavarte of Iran.
*World Junior level medals are considered equivalent to senior awards at the next rung down, the Asian Games. It’s looking like Wushu may have more qualifiers for the following SEA
Games. They had a 100% medal return last SEA Games. All 9-10 of their athletes obtaining medals. Wushu won three golds. It’s good to see emerging talents in this sport.
The other team members who failed to make it to the podium were Agatha Brystenzen Wong, Vanessa Jo Chan, Alieson Ken Omengan, Joel Casem, Christian Lapitan, and Dave Dagala.
*Will also analyze the Philippines’ non-medalists to see if they finished in the top six in their events.
The official results are not available yet as the competition is in progress.
The Philippine Wushu Federation is gearing up for four more big tournaments The 2nd Youth Olympic Games in August in Nanjing, China, the 2014 Asian Games in September in Incheon, South Korea, the 6th World Traditional Championship in October in China, and the 1st World Taijiquan Championship in November also in China.
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