Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

Wushu sanda artist Arnel Mandal luggage the Philippines’ first silver medal within the Asian Video games 2023. –JUNE NAVARRO

HANGZHOU, CHINA—Arnel Mandal will deliver dwelling a silver medal for Workforce Philippines in wushu, the nation’s first on the Asian Video games right here.

The previous Filipino world champion threw quantity punches and aggressively clinched in a drastic bid to take down China’s Jiang Haidong and but these efforts weren’t sufficient.

After a pair of two-minute rounds, Jiang’s hand was raised by the referee in a 2-0 gold-medal triumph within the males’s 56kg sanda.

“I didn’t every part I may, however I wasn’t lucky sufficient,” mentioned the 27-year-old Mandal.

Arnel Mandal offers Workforce PH 1st silver medal after dropping to China’s Jiang Haidong in sanda’s males’s 56kg finals within the Asian Video games

— June Navarro (@junavINQ) September 28, 2023

It was the primary silver for the nation, which additionally claimed 4 bronzes, three of them in wushu.

Sanda fighter Gideon Padua settled for a bronze within the males’s 60kg after Filipino wushu officers determined to not subject the Baguio Metropolis satisfaction within the finals on account of a damaged nostril bridge.

Padua damage his nostril in a powerful quarterfinal win over Turkmenistan’s Agajumageldi Yazymov on Tuesday evening.

“We don’t wish to danger it. He has to bear surgical procedure and miss the world championships on the finish of the yr,’’ mentioned Wushu Federation of the Philippines president Freddie Jalasco.

Clemente Tabugara Jr. was likewise assured of a bronze after downing Kazakhstan’s Abdusamat Ashirov within the males’s 65kg quarterfinals.

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