Philippine national judo team ended their stint with Angelo Gabriel Gumila’s bronze medal as the judo competition come to and end at the 27th Southeast Asian Games yesterday in Myanmar.
Entered in the men’s 90kg category, Gumila beat Farish Farhan Badri of Malaysia in the quarterfinal round, but bowed to Myanmar’s Zin Linn Aung of Myanmar in 54 seconds (100/000) in the semifinal round.
Gumila then faced Khlim Pida Roth of Cambodia in the repechage, and beat the Cambodian in 3:59 minutes after pinning him down to win the bronze medal.
Ruth Dugaduga was not so lucky in the women’s 78kg category where she lost all her bouts, against Burmese Khin Myo Thu 102/000S1 (02:51) in the semifinal round, and Noor Asnida Abd Razak of Malaysia in the repechage.
Dugaduga was poised to winning the bronze medal with just a minute left of the bout, but the Malaysian surprisingly scored a perfect throw in 4:07 minutes to win the bronze.
Philippine national judo team finished in this year’s SEA Games with 2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze; an improvement of their 2011 SEA Games results of 1 gold and 6 bronze medals. They still won a total of 7 medals same as last 2011.
This year’s gold medalists are Gilbert Ramirez (men’s 73kg) and Kiyomi Watanabe (women’s 63kg).
The silver medalists are Nancy Quillotes Lucero (women’s 45kg), Helen Dawa (women’s 48kg) and Jenielou Mosqueda (women’s 57kg); while the other bronze medalist is Bryn Quillotes (men’s 60kg).