Kurash’s coach plans to fix a training place

NATIONAL kurash team coach Al Rolan Llamas has announced plans to have a permanent training venue inside the Philsports complex in Pasig City.

The team, which has a regular venue in Taguig, moved to Philsports for bubble training ahead of the SEA Games in Vietnam.

“We still plan to either have a permanent practice facility at Philsports or continue our practice bubble setup,” Llamas said Thursday.

“Before the bubble, we trained in Taguig. But it’s better if we train inside Philsports because the equipment is complete as well as the availability of physiotherapists and doctors in case of emergency,” explained the bronze medalist of Asia 2017. Martial arts and indoor games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

“From now on, we will probably return to Taguig to resume our training while asking for the bubble configuration. We are also awaiting confirmation from our next tournaments,” said Llamas, who won his second bronze medal in the – 60kg category in Vietnam.

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Jack Escarpe won the team’s only gold medal in Vietnam after beating Thailand’s Apicha Boonrangsee in the men’s -73kg final. He claimed a 1-0 victory over Vietnam’s Ngoc Son Vu, 2019 SEA Games gold medalist in the -73kg category, in the preliminary round, before eliminating Myanmar’s Soe Myint Tuu, 1-0, in the semis. -final.

Sydney Sy (women +87kg), Charmea Quelino (women -52kg) and Helen Alcopen (women -48kg) pocketed the silver medals, while George Angelo Baclagan (men -90kg), Renzo Miguel Cazeñas (men -81kg) , Bianca Estrella Tialco (women -70 kg) and Estie Gay Liwanen (women -57 kg) won the bronze medals.

In the men’s -66kg, Adrian Josef Perilio lost his first round match to Vietnam’s Duc Dong Le, who retained the title after beating fellow countryman Truc Phi Phan in the final, 1-0.

With one gold, three silver and five bronze, the Philippines finished second behind Vietnam, which collected seven gold, five silver and five bronze. Thailand finished third (1-1-5) followed by Myanmar (1-1-2) and Malaysia (0-0-3).


Kristen T. Prall