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De Oro wins
second gold in PRISAA

Seventeen-year-old Maika De Oro transitioned smoothly from a Palarong Pambansa golden girl to a collegiate queen of throwing events as she a new record in women’s discus throw of the 2013 National PRISAA at Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center in Lingayen, Pangasinan, yesterday.

The sophomore Police Science student from University of St. La Salle

hurled the iron disc to a distance of 39.30 meters to erase the 32.49-meter mark postd by April Rose Guiang of Southern Mindanao in Cebu City last year. Guiang settled for silver yesterday with her 32-meter distance.

It was De Oro’s second gold medal in the meet after bagging the gold in women’s shot put yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Western Visayas men’s badminton team captured the gold, while the women’s team settled for silver. Single, doubles and mixed doubles will be played today to determine the champions.

Also sustaining their winning run are the Western Visayas booters who blew away Central Luzon, 15-0, to top their bracket and advanced into the semifinal round.

Ralph Christian Layumas and Joel Bedia Jr. led the WV squad with five and four goals, respectively, while Jimuel Ariola added three, Angel Gabriel Bayohan with two, and J. Baguioro with one goal.

In table tennis, the women’s team was awarded the goal yesterday, while the men’s team bowed to Central Visayas to settle for silver. The singles and doubles events will also be played today.

Western Visayas also had an impressive performance in karatedo as

Niña Rose Feranil won the gold medal in women’s bantamweight by beating Joyce Eden Bince of Region I.

Her teammate, Roni Jane Raymundo, grabbed the silver after losing to Helen Jean Lingas of Region 12 in the finweight category.

Also continuing their winning streak are the WV men and women’s volleyball teams are now assured of a berth in the finals after posting straight wins.

The women’s team beat CAR; Region 9 and Region 2, while the men’s squad prevailed over Region 11 (Southern Mindanao) and CAR.

Despite a stellar performance of its athletes, Western Visayas trails in the medal tally where Central Visayas leads with 25 gold medals as of press deadline.*with a report from PNA

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