SEA Games 2023: Philippines adds silver, bronze to ouk chaktrang medal haul
MANILA, Philippines—Shania Mae Mendoza and Venice Vicente added two more medals to the Philippines’ tally in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games in chess ouk chaktrang games at Royal University of Phnom Penh on Tuesday.
Mendoza succumbed to eventual gold medalist Thi Hong Nuang Doan of Vietnam, 1-0, in the women’s single 60-minute category for the silver medal.
Vicente, meanwhile, notched bronze after falling prey to fellow Mendoza in the semifinal.
𝐒𝐈𝐋𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝐌𝐄𝐃𝐀𝐋! 🇵🇭🥈
WIM Shania Mae Mendoza captures another additional silver medal in the Ouk Chaktrang Women’s 60-Minutes Singles event at #Cambodia2023 Congratulations!#BidaAngBayaningManlalaro#TeamPHIsaSEAG2023#parasainangbayan pic.twitter.com/dGBxLZeIT0
— Philippine Sports Commission (@psc_gov) May 9, 2023
The Philippines has been bountiful in the Ouk Chaktrang sport, winning medals a few days ago
The women’s team, consisting of Mendoza and Janelle Mae Frayna, also snagged a silver in the 60 minute double’s category on Saturday.
The men’s squad, meanwhile, took home bronze in the 60 minute quadruple team event.
Darwin Laylo, Paulo Bersamina, Jem Garcia and Rogelio Antonio comprised the men’s team which had to jump through five rounds before securing a podium finish.