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Teen fencers deliver silver, bronze for PH

/ 06:13 PM August 21, 2017

Samantha Kyle Catantan of the Philippines (R) competes with Singapore’s Amita Marie Nicolette Berthi during the women’s foil individual final of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adek BERRY

KUALA LUMPUR A pair of teenaged fencers gifted the Philippines a silver and bronze in the women’s fencing foil event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Monday at MITEC Hall 6.

Fifteen-year-old Samantha Kyle Catantan dropped a 15-7 decision to SIngapore’s Amita Marie Nicolette Berthi, 15-9, in the finals.

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Catantan, a two-time MVP awardee in the UAAP fighting for University of the East, barged into the semis along with 16-year-old teammate Maxine Isabel Esteban.

Esteban also bowed to Berthi, 15-9, in the semis en route to the Singaporean’s gold medal triumph.

Catantan bested Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan also of SIngapore, 15-14, in the semis.

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