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Cabaero, Catantan triumph

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Cabaero, Catantan triumph
Singapore's Maxine Jie Xin Wong (L) competes against Philippines' Samantha Catantan during the women's foil individual fencing final at the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi on May 14, 2022.
TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine fencing team training pool members Robert Cabaero and Ysa Catantan dominated the 23-under category while Keonn Davies and Meg Gervacio ruled the 17-under division in the fourth ONE Canlas Fencing Competition at the SM City Sta. Mesa in Manila.

Cabaero, 19, a first-year college student at University of the East, defeated Louis Shoemaker in the finals 15-7 for the gold in men’s 23-under event of individual foil.

Davies won the gold in men’s 17-under by beating Shoemaker, 15-12.

In the women’s 23-under, Ysa Catantan downed her younger sister Sophia in their title duel 15-6 for the gold medal.

The 12-under men’s and women’s foil were dominated by Jodie Tan of St. Jude Catholic School-CF and Inigo Divinagracia of Multi-Intelligence International School-CF.

Tan clobbered Nicol Canlas of UE-CF 10-2, while Divinagracia edged Rhenjoe Contado of Pasig Fencing Team 10-8. Willa Liana Galvez and Shy Catantan – both from CF – were bronze medalists in the women’s category.

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