Wushu, duathlon national teams to grace Scoop Forum


Fresh from its successful campaign in the recent 15th World Wushu Championships, the Philippine wushu squad to the coming 30th Southeast Asian Games heads Friday’s Scoop Forum guests at The Manila Times TV studio.

Arnel Andal, competing in sanda (contact sparring) event where he scooped up a silver medal, will be tracing his exploit in the world meet held October 20-23 in Shanghai, China.

Andal will be joined in the weekly session, organized by the Sports Communicators Organization of the Philippines in coordination with The Manila Times TV, by another silver medallist Russel Diaz, also a sanda practitioner.

Appearing, too, as guests are Clemente Tabugar Jr., and Divine Wally, winner of a bronze medal each that gifted the Philippines a 15th overall finish in the 37-nation field.

Coach Melvin Fausto and the national duathlon squad have, likewise, confirmed their appearance in the discussion aired Friday at 8 p.m. via facebook.

Andal ended up second in the 52-kilogram sanda discipline, while Diaz, could also settle for the silver finish in the men’s 48-kg class.

Agatha Wong and Daniel Parantac round out this week’s guests in the Talakayan co-hosted by Dzi Gervacio.

Local wushu president Julian Camacho said his wards competed with cushion in Shanghai due to the proximity of the SEA Games hosted by the country November 30 to December 11 in selected areas in Central Luzon (Clark and Subic) Metro Manila as well parts of Southern and Northern Luzon.

“Not that I’m offering an alibi, but we had to caution our team to take it easy to avoid injury that might compromise our campaign in the coming games,” Camacho said.



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