SEA Games: PH wushu sanda team increases gold medal haul to 46

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The Philippines cops five straight gold medals in wushu sanda.

(CNN Philippines, December 3) — Filipino wushu athletes have added six to the country’s gold medal haul in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Divine Wally defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Chinh, 2-0, in the finals of the 48 kg. category of the women’s wushu sanda Tuesday at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Meanwhile, Jessie Aligaga outclassed Indonesia’s Ade Permana, 2-0, in the finals of the 48 kg. of men’s wushu sanda.

Arnel Mandal, on the other hand, beat Indonesia’s Laksamana Pratama, 2-0, in the finals of the 52 kg. division of men’s wushu sanda.

Francisco Solis also won gold for the Philippines after shutting down Indonesia’s Yusuf Widiyanto, 2-0, in the finals of the 56 kg. men’s wuhsu sanda.

Clemente Tabugara bagged the fifth gold for the country after outlasting Thailand’s Suksangyan Kittisak, 2-1, in the finals of the 65 kg. men’s wushu sanda.

Fred Padua settled for silver after falling short to Vietnam’s Bui Giang Truong, 0-2, in the finals of the 60 kg. men’s wushu sanda.

The Philippines continues to maintain its dominance in the medal standings with 47 golds.