Gotuaco bags 3 archery golds in US meets
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Teener Bianca Gotuaco continued to make her mark abroad as she swept the gold medals in a US ranking tournament in Massachusetts and scooped up one more in the tough US Nationals in Ohio recently.
Competing in the recurve cadet women’s division under the California banner, the 14-year-old Palarong Pambansa champion flashed fine form in the Nor Easter tournament, topping both the Ranking round and the Olympic round of the meet, one of the five major US Ranking tournaments.
Gotuaco shot 619 after 72 arrows to beat Washington’s Elizabeth Caughell (609) and fellow California bet Jehnna Ahn (604) for the Ranking gold.
She maintained her steady shooting in the Olympic round, where she beat Lianne Yun of Connecticut, 6-0, and Allysa Nicole Posecion of Texas, 7-3, to complete a two-gold romp.
Gotuaco, set to go to the London Olympics as part of a sports scholarship, sustained her top form in the Easton JOAD Nationals. She topped the Ranking round with 1265 and just fell short of another medal in the Olympic round.