PH Pencak Silat bets end SEA Games campaign with two bronze

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Nerlyn_Huinda_SEA_Games_2013The Philippine national Pencak Silat team ended their 27th Southeast Asian Games campaign yesterday with two women silat fighters winning two bronze medals at the Zayar Theri Indoor Stadium C, Naypyita, Myanmar.

Veteran international silat fighter Nerlyn Huinda bowed down to Wewy Wita of Indonesia in their women’s 60 kg pencak silat semifinal bout last Thursday.

Huinda duplicated her bronze medal finish in the 2011 SEA Games with her victory yesterday.

In the women’s 75kg event, Clyde Joy Baria, who had a bye in the quarterfinal round was also beaten by an Indonesian silat fighter in the semifinal round. Indonesia’s Mariati won the match by R 5-0.

Awarding of the winners will be after the final bouts tomorrow afternoon.

Pnecak Silat team only has four athletes in this year’s SEA Games. The women’s silat fighters all won a bronze each, while the two male fighters failed to advance to the medal round.

SEA Games 2011 silver medalist, Jul Omar Abdulhakim, faltered in the men’s 55 kg quarterfinal round after being defeated by Muhamad Helmi Abd Aziz of Malaysia.

Jayrashley Kiram on the other hand was beaten by Singaporean Muhammad Juanda, 0-5 in the quarterfinal round of the men’s 85 kg event.

In last SEA Games, the silat team won a silver and three bronze medals.

Click here for the SEA Games 2013 Pencak Silat full results

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