SEA Games 2023: Philippines hauls 4 golds in arnis
PHNOM PENH—Arnisadors Dexler Bolambao and Maria Ella Alcoseba added to the golden collection of Team Philippines with victories in the full contact live stick event at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games.
Bolambao pummeled Cambodia’s Ty Prakponlue heavily to rule the men’s bantamweight division, 3-0, after the comely Alcoseba subdued Myanmar’s Moe Moe Aye, 3-0, in the same weight class for women.
Out of the 12 gold at stake in arnis, Filipino arnisadors have collared four with Charlotte Ann Tolentino and Jedah Mae Soriano accounting for the other two.
Tolentino trounced Moe Moe Aye, 2-0, in the finals of the women’s full contact padded stick bantamweight class while Soriano topped the lightweight division of the same discipline with a 2-0 triumph over Cambodia’s Suon Heangsela.
Soriano defeated Vietnam’s Thi Hong Nhung Dao in the semifinals, 2-0, and Tolentino got the better of Cambodia’s Peou Moonrila, 2-0, in their round-of-four clash at the Chroy Changvar Convention Hall here.