Athletes from Palawan brought home gold, silver and bronze medals from the recently concluded Arafura Games in Darwin, Australia.
Abegail Manzano of Palawan bagged a gold medal for the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Other athletes from Palawan—-John Loyd Cabalo, Reymark Godoy, Romel Bautista, Jovianne Calixto, Itiro Alamo, Francis James San Gabriel, Evangelyn Caminong, Jessel Lumapas, Eliza Cuyom, Ernie Gracia—-likewise got gold, silver and bronze medals in different sports events.
Team Pilipinas led track and field competition and most of its athletes came from Palawan.
Francis Nemenzo of the Provicial Sports Office said that they are very proud of the athletes from Palawan to be among the 91 athletes in Philippine delegation.
“Malaki ang naging partisipasyon ng mga manlalarong Palaweño para mai-representa ang Pilipinas sa mga ganitong internasyunal na kompetisyon. All in all napakaganda ng performance ng Palawan athletes natin na nag-contribute ng malaking ambag sa medal tally na nakuha ng Team Philippines,” Nemenzo said.
Overall, the Philippine delegation got 31 golds, 51 silver and 34 bronze medals. The provincial government thru Provincial Sports Office is now preparing for the Batang Pinoy Competition next month.