Rubilen Amit eyes SEA Games gold

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Rubilen_Amit_SEA_Games_2013Newly crowned Women’s World 10-Ball Champion Rubilen Amit is all pumped-up and now eyes a golden finish in the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar next month.

Thirty two year old Amit will be playing in the 9-Ball and 10-Ball events.

A back to back gold is Amit’s target, same feat she achieved in the 2009 SEA Games in Vientaine, Laos where she won the gold medals in both 8-Ball and 9-Ball events.

It will be the first time in this year’s SEA Games that a 10-Ball event will be played, replacing the 8-Ball event which started in 2005 SEA Games in Manila.

In 2011 SEA Games, Amit only managed to return home with a silver, after she lost to fellow pinoy cue artist, Iris Ranola, in the fight for the gold in the 9-Ball event. She was also eliminated in the quarterfinal round of the 8-Ball event.

Amit said that her win in the recently concluded Women’s World 10-Ball Championship is a big boost to his campaign in SEA Games.

“Because of this win, I will be more confidence when i see action in Myanmar SEA Games, Amit said.

Amit is now playing in a special tournament dubbed as the Queens Cup where she is leading Team East or a squad composed mostly of Asian players against Team West or players from Europe and America.

The Queens Cup, a female counterpart to the Mosconi Cup, began hostilities yesterday.

This will be her final tune-up game in route to 2013 SEA Games.

Photo Credit : Jamil Buergo Photography

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