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Cebu City Niños pull away in CVIRAA

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CEBU, Philippines – The Cebu City Niños pulled away from their rivals after a medal assault in Day 3 of the 2016 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) Meet at the Doring Mendiola Sports field in Naga City yesterday.

Powered by their swimmers, taekwondo jins, gymnasts, archers and tracksters, the Niños zoomed with 30 golds, 30 silvers and 27 bronzes to take the lead in the overall Olympic medal count.

Gymnast Daniela Delapisa has the most number of gold medals so far with six in what could be her last CVIRAA stint. Delapisa swept the golds in the apparatus events, overall individual and team event.

Sebastian Blanco also scored a double gold in archery through the 30m and 40m events, while Rick Angelo Sotto and John Marvin Rafols also made their presence felt after winning the golds in their respective class of the triple jump. Sotto registered an 11.43m, while Rafols had 14.44m.

Seth Pilapil ruled the 100m run with a time of 11.09  as Samantha Limos added gold via the 400m run with a minute and 2.71 seconds.

Taekwondo jins Mary Joselyn Syllanto and Mary Max also got a gold each at the end of the elementary taekwondo.

Over at the Cebu City Sports Center, the perennial champion also got an additional eight golds,13 silvers and 10 bronzes in swimming.

Karen Mae Indaya led Cebu City with two golds in the 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly, while her teammate Lyh Ann Navarro settled for silver in both events.

Indaya and Navarro also worked well together with Justine Garrido and Micah Marie Dela Cerna for a golden finish in the 400m medley relay and so were their male counterparts in Raphael Dacaldacal,Junvic Tiro, Gil Anton Talisaysay and Christante Veloso.

The elementary bets also won a gold each in the relay with the team of Patrice Tiffany Jacalan,  Jannah Canga, Isabela Diehl and Jo Arriana Cabanes winning the 200m freestyle relay while the boys squad composed of Edoard Ybanez, Justin Monreal, Sean Christian Monje and Lhouise Charles Austria won the 400m medley relay.

Justine Garrido and Sean Christian Monje also added a gold each with Garrido dominating the 200m breastroke and Monje in the 400m freestyle.

Mandaue City trailed Cebu City in the second spot with 25 golds, 19 silvers and 16 bronzes followed by Bohol at third with 19 golds, 23 silvers and 21 bronzes as  Cebu Province landed fourth with 12-8-10. Talisay City is currently at fifth spot with 12-8-6 gilts. (FREEMAN NEWS)

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