SENATOR LAUDS PH KICKBOXING TEAM’S STELLAR PERFORMANCE IN 31ST SEA GAMES
SENATOR Francis Tolentino, president of Samahang Kickboxing ng Pilipinas on Saturday lauded the stellar performance of the country’s kickboxing team in the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Pinoy kickboxers Jean Claude Saclag and Gina Iniong both bagged gold in the men’s low kick 63-kilogram final and female’s low kick 60-kilogram final on Friday evening after outclassing their respective opponents inside the Bac Ninh Gymnasium.
Four other female members of the national kickboxing team were also able to produce silver medal finishes during Friday’s tournament finale and these include Claudine Veloso (women’s low kick—52kg), Gretel de Paz (women’s full contact—56kg), Zephanya Ngaya (women’s full contact—65kg), and Renalyn Daquel (women’s full contact—48kg).
Tolentino attributed the outstanding accomplishment of the PH kickboxing team to the dedication and discipline of the athletes who underwent rigorous training in Mountain Province for several months prior to their stint in Vietnam.
“We salute their discipline that led to their success,” said Tolentino.
The PH kickboxing team has contributed 2 golds and 4 silvers thus far—the biggest in the country’s efforts for this year’s SEA Games campaign.