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PMMA sweeps Navy class, UB kickboxer hospitalized

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TAGAYTAY CITY – Pauline Gallardo of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng San Pablo not only spoiled the University of Baguio’s Four-Final sweep in the Philippine Army class but sent a shiver down the spine with a dangerous kick late in the wanning seconds in the eight and final bouts against UB pride Jinky Agtulao at the close of kickboxing competitions of the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Games at the Tagaytay City Combat Center here.

A lanky finalist standing at 5-feet-7, the long-legged Gallardo was already ahead in the scoring in the last 25 seconds of the final 3rd round when she saw an opening and landed a hard sidekick in the left side of Agtulao head.

The diminutive Agtulao, a second-year BS Criminology student managed to finish the match until the judge announced Gallardo the winner in the women’s 60 kgs class, 2-1.

But as the two underwent post-match medical tests, Agtulao complained of dizziness and sleepiness. On the doctor’s order, she was immediately carried to the standby ambulance outside the venue and brought to the nearby hospital.

Agtulao missed the awarding ceremony, but no word yet from the medical team and the organizers regarding her condition in the five-day, seven-sports meet jointly organized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Department of National Defense (DND) with the Philippine Sports Commission (nPSC) as a major backer.

“Malakas yang partner ko makakaya nya yun. Sa awa ng Diyos sana minor lang naman yung injury,” said teammate and classmate in the Criminoloy course Bety Mae Churping, who claimed the gold in the women’s 52kgs.

Just like her teammate and fellow future Police officer Christopher John Manipon in winning the men’s 57kgs. via Referee-Stopped-Contest against Novem Lozano of PLT College, Inc., the five-foot Churping annihilates her opponent Maria Reina Bantaya of the Cavite State University with a series of body kicks and jabs in the face prompting the local favorite to abandon the match with just 46 minutes in the first round.

“Talagang pinaghandaan ko ito, malaki yung motivation sa akin na matindi ang turo ni coach at nakakasama ko ang mga member ng Team Lakay sa trainingDahil napapalakas nila ang loob ko para marealized yung dream ko na maging successful world champion,” said Churping, referring to coach Dare Malecdan, a member of professional MMA campaigner Team Lakay.

“Ang maganda, dahil magkakaekwela kami at lapit-lapit din ang bahay namin sa Brgy, Qurino Hills at Bgry. Panipit in Baguio, kabisado namin ang isat’ isa,” added Manipon.

Manipon scored a technical knockout win with one minute and 23 seconds to go in the second round against PLT College Inc. in the sportsfest also a brainchild of Senator Francis ‘Tol’ Tolentino and supported by the Office of Tagaytay City Mayor Abraham ‘Bambol’ Tolentino and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Dominic Boligan added the third gold medal for UB outscoring University of Batangas-Lipa’s  Aaron Carl Recinto 3-0 in the men’s 63.5kg division of the tournament also given support by the Indang City government of Mayor Perfecto Fidel.

Navy cadets and PMMA campaigners Geron Mark Pugao, Klenov Rei Pacada, Pauline Minya Isabella Sta. Rosa also had a mint each in dispatching their separate foes in impressive fashion.

Pugao was all over University of Cagayan Valley’s Lloyd Anthony Bunagan in recording an RSC (referee stopped contest) win in the men’s 60kg division. Sta. Rosa won 3-0 over the University of Cagayan Valley’s Agnes Prudenciano in the 60kg class.

Pacada stopped Liceo de San Jacinto Foundation’s John Colin Tanada in the first round in a Navy 63.5kg clash  Army Tarlac State University’s Richerstone Angelo Fesetan beat Ifugao State University’s Harold Jay Puhi 2-1 in the other Army men’s 60kg clash.

Photo: All the gold medalists in boxing who qualified for the ROTC Games national finals next month.

In arnis competitions, Army cadet Hearnette Jade Arellano of Isabela State University ruled the men’s non-traditional single weapon in anyo (forms), Navy cadet Mikee Tungcul of the University of Cagayan Valley won in the same event and John Edrick Papa of Palawan College was tops in the Air Force division.

On the distaff side, Army cadet Avygail Ummas of Ifugao State University won the women’s anyo (forms) in the non-traditional single weapon, Ronama Esquita of the University of Cagayan Valley did the same in the women’s Navy division, and Miel Frankie Rono of Tanauan Institute took the mint in the Air Force division.

All the gold medalists qualified for the ROTC Games national finals scheduled later this year.

 

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