More winning moments for Filipino athletes, this time from two teenage Filipina gymnasts who together took home five gold medals for the Philippines from their 3-country European campaign as the Philippine National Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team.
Thirteen-year-old Breanna Labadan raised the Philippine flag on top of the podium three times in a row in Europe after capturing the Junior Individual All-Around titles in meets held in Slovakia, Hungary, and Denmark.
Labadan of Butuan delivered stunning performances that gave her the gold medals at the Liptov Cup 2019 held November 17 in Liptovsky, Slovakia, the 2019 Magic Cup Rhythmic Gymnastics Meet held November 10 in Hungary, and at the RG Friends Masters Gymnastics Meet held November 2-3 in Denmark.
Teammate Daniela Reggie Dela Pisa of Cebu added two golds to the Philippine campaign after performing impressive routines that clinched the Senior Individual All-Around titles in Slovakia and in Hungary.
The 16-year-old Dela Pisa is coming home to the Philippines all set to compete and vie for gymnastics golds at the 30th Southeast Asian Games scheduled from December 1 to 9 at the newly restored historic Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila.
Labadan meantime will next see action in the United States and again in Hungary in 2020. The Filipina teenage gymnasts were coached by Dóra Vass, Judge Efren Torres, and Jeaneth Aro.
The Philippine National Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team has been working hard in several international competitions in preparation for the coming SEA Games scheduled for November 30 to December 11.
In October, 19-year-old Carlos Edriel Yulo raised the Philippine flag for the first time at the World Gymnastics Championships as he won a historic Gold as the first Filipino and Southeast Asian to win in the competitions held in Stuttgart, Germany. Yulo is the country’s medal hope in Olympics gymnastics as he secured a Tokyo Olympics berth on his way to the World’s title.
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