The Philippine Wushu team delivered Philippines’ first SEA Games medal after the Men’s Duilian team won the silver medal yesterday at the Theikdi Indoor Stadium in the 27th Southeast Asian Games.
Philippine trio of Daniel Parantac, John Keithley Chan, and Norlence Ardee Catolico scored 9.62 points to place second behind host Burma (Myanmar) bets Kyaw Zin Thit and Wia Phyo Aung, who accounted for 9.64 points in men’s duilian.
Thailand’s Kulsawadmongkol Baramee, Sae Yang Pitaya and Sae Yang Sujinda netted the bronze with 9.60 points in the choreographed event featuring some form of sparring with or without weapons.
After winning the silver medal, Daniel Parantac then came back for the Taijiquan + Taijijian event, and performed his Taijiquan routine almost perfectly, garnering a score of 9.70 points.
Parantac now leads the pack in the Taijiquan + Taijijian event, followed by Myanmar’s Nyein Chan Koko (9.67) and Indonesia’s Marthen Mardan Tangdilallo (9.66). Entries in this event will come back on the 10th of December to perform their Taijijian routine; and total best scores will win the gold medal.
In Men’s Changquan event, John Keithley Chan managed to place 8th only in a pact of 13 entries. Myanmar’s Aung Si Thu won the gold with 9.70 points, followed by Indonesia’s Achmad Hlaefi and Vietnam’s Xuan Hiep Tran who won the silver and bronze with 9.69 and 9.68 points.
Philippine Wushu team didn’t have any entries in the women’s Taoulu events.
Women’s taijiquan action saw Indonesian star Lindswell took the gold with 9.71 points. Burma’s Wai Mar Tun Thein got the silver with 9.68 and Malaysia’s Lu Yi Chan took the bronze with 9.66.
The women’s nanquan gold went to Diana Bong Siong Lin of Malaysia with 9.70 points. Vietnam’s Minh Phoung Bui took the silver with 9.68 points and Malaysia’s Cheau Xuen Tai got the bronze on 9.67.