PH waterski team wins bronze medal at Phuket Asian Beach Games


The Philippine waterski team won the country’s lone medal yesterday at the 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand as they placed 3rd in the Mixed Cable Team overall event.

The team composed of Susan Madelene Larsson, Christian Michel Joson, Maria Samantha Bermudez, Angelo Louise Linao, Jose Vicente Cembrano, Paul Anthony Symon Cantos and Andrea Michelle Tanjangco garnered a total points of 3802 to clinch the bronze medal.

Team Thailand won the gold with 5341 points, while Team Korea took the silver with 5079 points.

Men’s individual cable wakeskate bronze medalist, Cembrano, topped the Men’s Cable Wakeskate team event finals with 79.33 points.

On the other hand, Larsson, who won the silver medal in the women’s individual cable wakeskate event, finished 2nd in the team event finals.

Tanjangco and Bermudez finished 4th and 5th respectively in the women’s cable wakeboard team event; while Linao and Cantos finished 6th and 7th in the team event finals.

In the BMX events, Renz Rhollieh Viaje finished 4th in the BMX Park – Flatland Finals with a score of 86.33.

Viaje was third in the first Run of the event with 84.33 points, but then slipped down to 4th place in the second run.

Armand Mariano and Paulo Diaz Jr. on the other hand finished 9th and 10th in the BMX Park – Stung Park Finals.

Meanwhile, muaythai boxer, Joel Zaspa has secured himself a place in the semifinals of the men’s 75kg middleweight divsion after defeating Kamlesh Dwanganan of India in the quarterfinal round.

With the win, Zaspa has already secured himself of at least a bronze medal, and will face Iran’s Hossein Karami on Friday for a place in the finals.

Compatriot Jonathan Polosan defeated India’s Harish in the Men’s 63.5kg Light Welterweight Muay Thai Round of 16, and has advanced to the quarterfinal round against Bobirjon Tagaev of Uzebekistan.

In Beach Handball, the Philippine women’s team lost to Chinese Taipei, 0-2, in the Group preliminary round.

With the loss, the team now has 0 Win and 3 Losses record, and has officially bowed down in contention for a slot in the semifinal round.

They will play their last group preliminary game today against Turkmenistan.

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