By CALVIN CORDOVA
CEBU CITY— Filipino stickfighters expectedly stamped their class and gained the general title within the latest sixteenth World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF) Championships in runaway vogue on the Mandaue Metropolis Cultural and Sports activities Advanced.
With some international contributors failing to compete on account of journey points, the Philippine crew collected 141 golds – the nation’s greatest haul within the 33-year historical past of WEKAF.
In all, the Filipinos raked in a whopping 418 medals that included139 silvers and 138 bronzes.
Annjeanette Brilliantes, Jude Oliver Marie Rodriquez, Kate Iccy Solis, Anthony Cris Luna, Bryze Danielle Manaytay, and Dexler Bolambao spearheaded the Filipino’s productive harvest with three gold medals every.
Crew USA was far a second with 21 golds, 21 silvers and 47 bronzes whereas South Korea wound third after accumulating three golds, three silvers and 9 bronzes.
Robert Williams, Kim Everett, Mary Rogers, Alex Salinas, Richard Coley, Valentin Stanev, Cooper Geldmacher, Kenneth Roiles and Doug Elkerson led the way in which for the People with two golds every.
Jinkyu Lee accounted for 2 of South Korea’s gold medal harvest whereas Seongun Byeon added one.
United Kingdom snagged three golds courtesy of Barry Littlejohn. Portugal’s lone gold was delivered by Ricardo Teixeira.
India was good for just one silver and 17 bronzes, Switzerland took one silver and one bronze, Germany had two silvers, whereas Brazil took a bronze.
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