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Biado credits pool legends Bata, Django for gold medal win

/ 03:21 PM August 28, 2017

Carlo Biado of the Philippines competes against Duong Quoc Hoang of Vietnam in the finals of men’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Biado prevailed, 9-5, to clinch the gold medal.
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KUALA LUMPUR — Carlo Biado knew his angles after he used to be a golf caddy.

The 33-year-old Biado, who also worked a pool house hand, has come a long way after winning the gold medal in the men’s 9-ball individual title in the Southeast Asian Games here Sunday night.

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“I feel that I have my confidence,” said Biado, who has high praise for his coaches, Hall-of-Famer Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante.

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He said he learned a lot of things from the legends of world pool.

“They taught me a lot of shots in training. They know a lot of shots that I can use in the competitions,” said Biado in Filipino.

Their teachings, according to Biado, enabled him to be very confident facing anybody on the pool table.

Indeed, he came here on the crest of his World Games triumph last July in Poland.

He will also see action for the Philippines in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games this September in Turkmenistan.

It was his first SEAG individual gold but second if you count the doubles victory he had with Dennis Orcollo in the 2015 SEA Games.

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