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14 gold medals up for grabs
as athletics starts in Panaad

The contest for supremacy in athletics begins today at the Panaad Park and Stadium with 14 gold medals at stake in the third day of the 17th Sandugo-University Games in Bacolod City.

Far Eastern University hopes to retain its overall title in both men and women’s athletics as the race for gold, silver, and bronze opens with the men and women’s long jump at 8 a.m., simultaneous with men and women’s discus throw.

University of St. La Salle golden thrower Mikah de Oro is setting her eyes on another UniGames gold in women’s shot put, while FEU runners are keen on defending their crown.

Also up for grabs today are gold, silver, and bronze medals in men’s 110m hurdles, women’s 100m hurdles, men and women’s 100m run, men and women’s 1500m, men and women’s triple jump, and men and women’s shot put.

Competition in badminton also takes off today at the Pohang Badminton Center, while chess tournament begins at the Santuario de La Salle.

The two-day karatedo contest starts at the second level of Robinsons Place, while action in lawn tennis continues at the USLS Lawn Tennis Court, table tennis at the Lopue’s Mandalagan, and sepak takraw at Riverside College Quadrangle.

Football games are also on its third day at the USLS Football Field, UNO-R Football Field, and the North Point in Talisay.

Swimming competition will start tomorrow at the USLS Swimming pool while taekwondo and beach volleyball will be played on Friday and Saturday.*NAB

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