Team Catanduanes’ run for medals this year has been highlighted by swimming and chess events—both chipping in at least four medals in four game days.
John Carlo A. Cuadro, a former swimmer of Camarines Sur, lifted Catanduanes in swimming event as he racked up all of team’s five medals including one gold in 800-meter butterfly.
Chess team also lighted up Catanduanes with four silver medals. Faith Love C. Olalo of Gogon Elementary School finished as silver medalist in chess elementary girls. Darlyn Rodriguez and Maryson Anne Tabuzo also collected silver medal in chess standard game secondary girls. Olalo and Jezza Mae Tarrago are also silver medalists in chess standard game elementary girls.
Marcu Raphael Ogalesco and Justin Saldua also won silver medal in chess blitz secondary boys.
Division Sports Coordinator Mary Jean Romero said that the team’s chess players are already expected to perform knowing that some of them have participated in Batang Pinoy but was quick to admit that swimming came in as a surprise.
“Yung swimming talaga hindi natin inexpect kowing that naging operational pa lang yung swimming pool natin na late na,” said Romero.
“We have to invest on swimming on individual events including also gymnastics and athletics para makarami tayo ng medals,” Romero furthered.
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