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PH handball team gains semifinals

/ 05:20 AM June 28, 2018

PHILIPPINE Beach Handball men’s team barges into the semifinals of the International Beach Handball Grand Prix in Shandong, China. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Philippine men’s beach handball team on Wednesday secured a slot in the semifinals in the International Beach Handball Grand Prix in Shandong, China.

The Amigos posted a 4-2 record in the elimination, which began with a rousing 37-22 upset win over home team Shandong on Sunday.

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“Hopefully we get another win to end up with a podium finish,” said head coach Jana Franquelli.

Handball, led by president Steve Hontiveros and secretary general Ernesto Jay Adalem, is hoping to include the sport in the 2019 Manila Southeast Asian Games.

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Twenty-five teams from 10 countries are seeing action in the meet. —MARC REYES

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