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    Lora Micah Amogius, John Lloyd Cabalo bag third gold medals in Arafura

    Apr 29, 2019
    John Lloyd Cabalo, Joviane Calixto, Romel Bautista and Reymark Godoy win the 13-14 4x400m.
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    LORA Micah Amogius bagged her third gold medal, while John Lloyd Cabalo also joined the triple-gold club of the Philippine delegation in the 2019 Arafura Games in Darwin, Australia.

    Amogius won her third gold on Sunday night when she teamed up with Erika Lois Suelan, Zoemarie Hilario, and Krisha Joanna Apin in the 400-meter medley relay with a time of 4:42.42, nearly nine seconds ahead of Northern Territory.

    The 13-year-old Amogius, from Davao City, earlier won the 100m backstroke and the 200m individual medley.

    Cabalo, Joviane Calixto, Romel Bautista and Reymark Godoy won the 4x400-meter run on Monday with a time of three minutes, 29.11 seconds, beating the other Philippine team composed of Al-Nhaquiev Sappari, Nicko Caparoso, Jason Buenacosa and Norman Carl Luardo (3:32.12).

    The 18-year-old Cabalo of Puerto Princesa earlier won the 400m and was part of the winning 4x100m relay team.

    Romel Bautista won the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 1:03.16.

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    The Philippines also made it a sweep in the 4x400m when the women’s team of May Therese Gula, Abegail Manzano, Jessel Lumapas, and Ara Delotavo captured the gold with a time of 4:37.10.

    Swimming bagged five gold medals on Sunday with John Paul Elises notching a new Arafura Games record in the 15-16 men’s 100m butterfly with a time of 1:00.11. He broke the previous mark of 1:00.33 set by Ross Pearce in 2001. The meet is being held for the first time after an eight-year break.

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    Joshua Del Rio won the men’s 15-16 200m breaststroke, Fritz Jun Rodriguez topped the men’s 17 and over 100m butterfly, and Apin ruled the 800m freestyle.

    Mark Anthony Casenas won his second gold on Sunday when he topped the men’s long jump, as Franz Gala Bintad and Eliza Coyum claimed the men’s javelin throw and women’s 100m hurdles respectively.

    In muay, Jenelyn Olsim lost in her semifinal bout against Y.S. of Australia to settle for bronze in the women’s female elite -54kg.

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    The Philippine delegation is supported by the Philippine Sports Commission and Standard Insurance.

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    John Lloyd Cabalo, Joviane Calixto, Romel Bautista and Reymark Godoy win the 13-14 4x400m.
    PHOTO: PSC
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