Wang takes wushu double; nothing for Ting
- Don Gil Carreon () - November 30, 2005 - 12:00am
Willy Wang became the second Filipino double-gold medal winner in the 23rd Southeast Asian Games when he ruled the quiangshu event as the RP wushu squad added two more gold medals late last night to match its first day output of three at the Emilio Aguinaldo College Gym.

Wang, who ruled the jianshu event Monday, scored 9.30 in quiangshu to become the second double-gold medal winner after diver Shiela Mae Parez. Team skipper Lester Pimentel and Richard Ng duplicated the effort of Aida Yang and Vicky Ting as it topped the male duilian with a 9.25 score.

Earlier, Yang and Ting topped the female taolu (form)-duilian (simulated combat) competition with a score of 9.23, besting Myanmar’s duo of Ei Khaing Htwe and Ma Swe Swe Thant (9.18) and the Singaporean tandem of Deng Ying Zhi and Ng Xin Ni (9.10).

Those victories thus more than made for top bet Arvin Ting’s losing bid in gunshu.

Pimentel credited Yang and Ting’s victory to their coordination and realistic fight scene.

"They were the ones who exhibited the most realistic fight scene," Pimentel said.

He, however, didn’t hide his disappointment over Arvin Ting’s loss in the event he was heavily favored to win.

Ting, who easily topped the men’s broad sword Monday to cap the Pinoy artists’ first day romp, placed last in the male gunshu (cudgel) event after a last-minute breakdown in his routine.

"His standard was way above the others. But accidents do happen. It’s part of the competition," Pimentel said.

Ting, 17, was at the end of his performance when he lost the handle of his cudgel, resulting in a major point deduction. He finished with 8.81.

Myanmar’s Phi Wai Phyo (9.23) topped the event followed by Vietnamese Nguyen Tien Dat (9.21) and Truong Quoc Chi (9.20).

AIDA YANG AND VICKY TING ARVIN TING DENG YING ZHI AND NG XIN NI EI KHAING HTWE AND MA SWE SWE THANT EMILIO AGUINALDO COLLEGE GYM LESTER PIMENTEL AND RICHARD NG MYANMAR PHI WAI PHYO SHIELA MAE PAREZ SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES YANG AND TING
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