Wong seizes wushu gold for PH

Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 22 2017 04:23 PM | Updated as of Aug 22 2017 04:59 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- One day after settling for the silver medal, Agatha Wong secured another gold for the Philippines with an impressive performance in the women's taijiquan in wushu on Tuesday afternoon at KLCC Hall 5.

It was the third gold medal of the day for Team Philippines in the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Performing eighth among 10 competitors, Wong drew frequent applause from the audience with her form and wound up with a score of 9.66.

She held on to win gold after the ninth competitor, Basma Lachkar of Brunei, got a 9.54 for the silver.

"I did my best, and I got the best result," said the 19-year-old Wong, who studies at De La Salle College of St. Benilde.

"I was very emotional when I saw my score, and I almost cried," she added.

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