Agatha Wong and Clemente Tabugara, Jr. of the Philippines both won silver medals in the wushu event at the World Combat Games in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during the weekend.
Ms. Wong scored 19.486 points, earning her the silver medal in the women’s Taolu Taijiquan and Taijijian events. She finished with two 9.743 scores, coming in second place behind China’s Hu Shuting, who had a total of 19.533 points.
The effort made up for Ms. Wong’s heartbreaking effort in last May’s Phnom Penh Southeast Asian Games where she wound up seventh and medal-less for the first time after five gold medals.
In the final round of the men’s 65-kilogram event, Mr. Tagubara was defeated by Egyptian competitor Elsayed Mohsen with a score of 2-0.
Jones Llabres Inso and Thornton Sayan both earned a bronze medal in the men’s Taolu Taijiquan and Taijijian events, as well as the men’s Taolu Nanquan and Nangun events, respectively.
It’s possible that there may be additional gold medalists from the SEA Games, including Jenna Kaila Napolis in jiu-jitsu, Gretel De Paz in kickboxing, and world champion Philip Delarmino in muay thai.