SYDNEY Sy won the women’s +80 kilogram division of the Asian Sambo Championships in Lebanon.
Sy defated Arailym Abenova of Kazakhstan in the gold medal match.
The Filipino martial artist defeated Maksuda Egemberdiyeva of Turkmenistan in the semifinals to move into the gold-medal bout.
Sy bagged silver in kurash in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Sambo is a martial art that was developed in Russia, while kurash is a wrestling discipline from Central Asia.