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    Cebu City dominates dancesport in B-Pinoy

    Nov 25, 2012

    CEBU City bagged 35 of the 36 gold medals in dancesports Sunday in the Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission Batang Pinoy 2012 in Tacloban City, Leyte.

    Cebu City's domination of dancesports held at Leyte National High School hiked its total harvest to 70 golds, 56 silvers and 54 bronzes.

    Dancesports, girls softball and weightlifting held the national finals in Tacloban, while the rest of the sports played here were qualifying for the National Finals.

    The gold and silver medalists advance to the national championships slated Dec. 5-9 in Iloilo City.

    Leyte Sports Academy, wound up with 39 gold, 26 silver and 27 bronze medals. Thirty two of the gold medals were won in track and field where the hosts stunned traditional athletics forces from Western and Central Visayas.

    Bacolod City had a 32-22-20 gold-silver-bronze haul fueled by its girls swim team led by Remselle Limaco and Kyla Isabelle Mabus who each snared six gold medals each. Bacolod City picked up 17 victories in swimming, nine in athletics, four in taekwondo and two in table tennis.

    Also taking the bulk of its winnings from the pool was Negros Occidental, which had a 28-13-13 tally. It bagged 17 golds in swimming led by 12-year-old Dustin Marco Ong who copped five golds, Lorenzo Xavier Abello who took five and Merced Divina Rojo who secured three.

    Mandaue City picked up seven golds from boxing on the last day for a 16-5-9 haul.

    Mandaue's boxers showed that they were cut above the rest with four of them winning the gold via referee-stopped-contest namely Raymond Tarona in Kids Kiddieweight, Christian John Casanares in Kids Powderweight, Romel Tunacao in Schoolboys Paperweight and Jeffrey Stella in Schoolboys Pinweight.

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    Also winning boxing golds for Mandaue were Jomar Caspe in Kids Antweight, Vicente Seos-e in Kids Minimumweight and Ramil Casanares in Schoolboys Mosquitoweight. Mandaue also gained three golds each from arnis and karatedo.

    Aklan had a 14-18-12 haul, while Maasin City finished with 10-28-16.

    Cebu City, long heralded as the region's sporting might, also racked up triumphs in arnis and taekwondo with seven golds each, chess (six), karatedo (five), swimming (three) and athletics (three).

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