Samantha Veguillas executed a wide range of strikes throughout the mat with fluid precision, and the 19-year-old clinched the kata gold medal in karate within the ongoing eighth Ladies’s Martial Arts (WMA) Competition of the Philippine Sports activities Fee at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
“This can be a new expertise for me since I wasn’t capable of practice for therefore lengthy, and earlier than the pandemic I wasn’t capable of compete within the ladies’s martial arts pageant as nicely,’’ stated Veguillas after profitable by a slim margin with a complete of 23.20 factors. Joan Denise Lumbao tallied 22.80 for the silver medal.
Samantha is the daughter of former nationwide group stalwart Chino Veguillas, an integral a part of the gold-winning kata group for the Philippines in the course of the 1993 Southeast Asian Video games in Singapore.
“I wasn’t born but at the moment, however I do know that he did compete,’’ stated the youthful Veguillas, who clearly realized the tips of the commerce on the Affiliation for the Development of Karate the place her dad is without doubt one of the prime black-belters.
Within the -50 kilogram “kumite” finals, Princess Nicole Ramirez confirmed her value towards Rochelle Dano, whereas Ma. Yvone German claimed the gold medal within the -55kgs on the expense of Marie June Adriano. INQ
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