BATANG PINOY FINALS
Tumbale wins gold for Negros
as competition goes underway
Ailyn Tumbale grabbed the gold in long jump girls 13-under to hoist the Negros Occidental banner high as competition in athletics went full blast in the Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission Batang Pinoy 2012 National Finals in Iloilo yesterday.
Tumbale joined the list of other athletics gold medalists, that include Iloilo Province’s Lanz Halongon in shot put boys’ 14-5, Christopher Ejica of Dasmarinas City (2,000-meter run boys 13-under), Charies Mae Violanta of Laguna (shot put girls 14-15), Lierrence Sayenga of Marikina (long jump boys 13-under) and Jasmines Tayeo (high jump girls 14-15).
Also making a headway in the tally of early winners are the swimmers from Quezon City, led by Raissa Regata Gavino, who hauled three gold medals from the Iloilo Sports Complex swimming pool.