BAGUIO CITY-- Triumphs by Jason Jabol in athletics and IM Daniel Quizon, WIM Kylen Joy Mordido and Michael Concio Jr. in chess helped Dasmariñas City earn a share of the limelight on Day 3 of the Batang Pinoy 2018 National Championships in different venues here Thursday.
Jabol, one of 10 children of a poor family in Camarines Sur, teamed up with Jherwin Ricaforte, Charles Antones and Lord Angel Santos to rule the boys 4x100-meter relay event with a time of 44.83seconds and capture his third gold medal in the week-long competition organized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and hosted by the Baguio City government.
The 15-year-old Jabol also bagged the gold medals in the boys 200m (22.70sec) and 100m dash (11.59sec).
“Pangarap ko lang po mapabuti ang buhay ng mama at papa ko. Lalo na po si Papa kasi po may sakit po siya ngayon di po siya nakakapgtrabaho,” said Jabol, who missed a fourth gold and settled for the silver in long jump.
In chess, Dasmariñas City bagged three of four gold medals at stake in the standard competition with Quizon ruling the boys 15-under, Modido dominating the girls 15-under and Concio topping the boys 13-under.
Quizon finished with 4.5 points on four wins and one draw in the five-round competition to clinch the gold for the third straight year.
The 13-year-old student of Dasmarinas National High School, who became the country’s second youngest IM, swept his first four assignments before drawing with Chrisus Joshua Sanchez of Koronadal City to win the title.
“Hindi ko na pinilit kasi tabla naman ‘yung position at para makapagpahinga ng maag para sa mga susunod pang laban,” said Quizon , who swept all three events — standard, rapid and blitz — in the last Batang Pinoy National Finals in Tagum City, Davao Del Norte.
Jave Mareck Peteros of Cebu City and Reishi Boy Polan of Tubigon, Bohol finished second and third, respectively.
Mordido also drew her match against Rhea Jean Rafols of General Santos City to close out with 4.5 points and bagged the gold over Rhea Jean Rafols of General Santos City and Josemier Panol of Pasig.
Concio completed the three-gold medal haul for Dasmariñas City by topping the boys 13-under ctegory.
“Lamang talaga sila dahil nakapaglalaro na sila sa ibang bansa at kumpleto ang training,” said Dasmariñas City head coach Roel Abelgas.
Edelyn Vosotros of Cebu City ruled the girls 13-under standard. Elsewhere:
-- Jeanna Cañete of Cebu Province stamped her class in the cycling competitions.
Cañete, a 13-year-old student from Talisay City Science High School, dominated the cycling competitions after winning in the 13-15 girls individual time trial (11:16), the 1.5-kilometer road race (4:43.86) and the two-lap criterium race.
-- Cebu Province collected three gold medals in karate competitions at the SM City Baguio.
The Cebuanos ruled the kumite events courtesy of Janine Narboada (10-11 girls -140cm), Trexie Joy Ogoc (10-11 girls +140cm) and Precious Avegail Belicario (12-13 girls -150cm).