That Is Some close calls on several fronts, good efforts all around, but no medals to report.
In Men’s Rowing, Edgar Ilas was ranked 5th in the quarterfinals and faced Yakin Muhad of Indonesia and lost a close heartbreaking race, 3:09.10 vs 3:09.21. Unfortunately, this relegated Ilas to the 5th to 8th place bracket. The game Pinoy, however, made the most of his chance and won his last to races beating Almatrrooshi of the United Arab Emirates, then Vi Cninin of CHina to finish 5th.
The Men’s 4 x60m relay team of Isidro del Prado, Mark Diones, Anfernee Lopena, and Jomar Udtohan place 4th with a time of 30.93. GOld went to Thailand (29.19); Silver to Oman (29.58) & Bronze (29.93).
Women’s Volleyball ended their campaign winless as they lost first to Japan, 2-0 (13-21 & 5-21) in the morning then Sri Lanka 2-0 (13-21 & 8-21).
Brave but injured Mutmaina Asmad lost to Olathay of Laos in the Women’s Tanding (Sparring) 55kg class, despite leading in the 1st round of 3. She was fouled with a punch to the face in the 2nd round and this affected her fight. Mutamaina finished the fight but her timing was thrown off and she lost 4-1. The punch required medical attention and she was attended to by the Medical Team.
A bright light in today’s Pencak SIlat event was the officiating of Pinoy Referee Christopher Yabut who was crisp and authoritative in a match between Vietnam and Indonesia. A member of the Philippine National Police, as well as a Coach of the PHI Pencak Team, he assisted in the recovery of a missing wallet. His training in police work helped in solving the case. Mabuhay ka, Christopher.
Schedule for Sep 29: CM2X Rowing; Men’s Triple Jump & Cross Country in Athletics; Pencak Silat and Women,s 3×3 Basketball.
Mutmaina vs Laotian in Pencak Silat
After her fight, Mutmaina required medical attention for cuts in her mouth.
Our capable Medical Team (L-R): Dr. Pie Villanueva, RN Sherwin Tan, PT Aris Diao, and PT Hya Callao