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    Sprinter Cielo Honasan, bowler Christopher Yue win as PH hikes Asean Para Games gold haul to three

    Sep 19, 2017

    SPRINTER Cielo Honasan and bowler Christopher Chiu Yue came through with golden performances on Tuesday in the 9th Asean Para Games at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.

    Honasan, a 15-year-old runner from Zambales, topped the 200m T44 category with a clocking of 28.51 seconds.

    Cendy Asusano won in the javelin on Monday for the Philippines' first gold.  

    Indonesia’s Karisma Evi Tiarani clocked 31.12 for the silver and Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Thuy and 33.07 to settle for the silver and bronze, respectively.

    Yue scored 1239 to beat Malaysians Mohd Azrin Bin Rahim’s 1216 and Abu Bakat Bin Nyat’s 1211 and bag the tenpin bowling gold at Bandar Sunway in Petaling Jaya.

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    Angelito Guloya placed seventh with 1011 pinfalls, Rufo Tablang eighth with 900 and Benjamin Ramos 14th with 940.

    Honasan claimed gold in her very first stint in the biennial meet for the differently abled.

    “My dream is to compete and win here and I’m glad I got the chance to fulfill it,” said the 15-year-old Honasan.

    Honasan shoots for a sprint treble as she competes in the 100m on Wednesday and 400m on Thursday.

    “That’s also my goal, to win three gold medals here,” she said.

    Jeanette Aceveda bagged silver in shotput for F11 and F12 combined, and Arman Dino also pocketed silver in the 400m for T47.

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