Geylord Coveta clinched PH 3rd gold at 4th Asian Beach Games

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Windsurfer Geylord Coveta clinched Philippines’ 3rd gold medal yesterday as he topped the RS One Men event at the 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand.

The world champion finished first place in races 4, 5 and 8; second place in races 2, 3 and 7; and 5th place in races 1 and 6 for a total of 19 points, and 14 net points to finish on top of the leader board.

Thailand’s Natthapong Phonoppharat took the silver with 19 net points, while Chinese Tao Li won the bronze with 20 net points.

Compatriot Yancy Kaibigan finished 7th overall after garnering 41 net points.

Alaiza Mae Belmonte and Rubin Cruz Jr. finished 5th overall in the Laser Radial Women and Laser Standard Men Sailing / Windsurfing events respectively, so as the pair of Richly Magsanay and Ridgely Balladares in Hobie 16 event.

John Harold Madrigal and Kendell Nick Magmanlac finished in 9th and 10th places respectively in the RS:X Men.

Philippines Muaytahi boxers had contrasting results yesterday as Jonathan Polosan bowed down of contention in the Light Welterweight, while Phillip Delarmino has successfully advanced to the semifinal round of the Bantamweight category.

Polosan lost his quarterfinal battle against Uzbekistan’s Bobirjon Tagaev at the Men’s 63.5kg-Light Welter, 0-5.

Delarmino on the other hand beat Afghanistan’s Sayed Aslamudin Amanullah in the Men’s 54kg Bantamweight quarterfinals via RSCH in the 1:11 minutes of Round 2, faces Iraq’s Ahmed Salam Murad Murad in todays semifinal round.

Delarmino has joined 3 other Muaythai boxers who have advanced to the semifinal round, and have technically assured themselves of bronze medals. They are Alvin Berto (60kg), Manuel delos Reyes (51kg) and Joel Zaspa (75kg)

In the men’s beach volleyball, the pair of Jade Becaldo and Loujie Tipgos held their grounds against the Chinese Taipei’s Shang-Hsuan Juan and Chin-Ju Wang in the Round of 32 by registering a heart-pumping 2-1 win over the Chinese pair.

Jade and Loujie lost their first set, 19-21, and bounced back to take the 2nd and 3rd sets, 21-19 15-13. They will face the Thai pair of Sittichai Sangkhachot and Nuttanon Inkiew in today’s round of 16.

The pair of Edward Ybanez and Edmar Bonono on the other hand failed to take advantage of their first set win (21-19) against Japan’s Yuya Ageba and Yoshiumi Hasegawa, as they allowed the Japanese pair to come back in the second set, 21-14, and finally take the game in the third set, 15-11.

Meanwhile, in Beach Modern Pentathlon, John Leerams China and Marion Kim Mangrobang finished 6th and 5th place in their individual events, and is scheduled to pair up today for a shot at the gold of the mixed relay team event today.

In Air Sports, Randell Raymundo finished 20th and 27th place overall in the finals of the Individual Economy and Individual Precision events.

The Philippine Women’s Beach Handball Team on the other hand registered their first win yesterday over India to place 9th overall.

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