The Philippine men’s team stopped Zambia, 2.5-1.5, while the women’s squad demolished South Korea, 3-1, to boost their chances of achieving their targets in the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia.
Philippine Sports Commission
Twin losses by WGM Janelle Mae Frayna and WIM Catherine Secopito in the top boards enabled Argentina to post a 2.5-1.5 victory over the Philippines in the eighth round of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia.
The Philippines survived a hard-fighting Albania, 2.5-1.5, to continue its bid to improve in the men’s division of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia after seven rounds.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday vowed his continued support to the Philippine sports as he increased the cash bonus of gold winners in the recently-concluded Asian Games in Palembang-Jakarta to P8 million each.
A formidable Philippine team will leave on Sunday to compete in the International Canoe Federation Dragon Boat World Championships scheduled on September 13 to 16 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Even the international table tennis scene is mourning the untimely death of Filipina paddler Yanyan Lariba.
The Philippines has been assured of another bronze medal after Olympian Rogen Ladon reached the semifinal round of the men's flyweight (52kg) category in the 18th Asian Games boxing competition here on Tuesday night.
Vice-president Leni Robredo said that 2018 Asian Games gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz is “one of our very first Istorya ng Pag Asa champs.”