The city council recognized Baguio-based athletes and their coaches for contributing three gold and two silver medals for the national team during the International Federation of Muay Thai Associations (IFMA) Muay Thai world Youth championship 2022 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last month.
The Baguio-based athletes are Edel Ali P. Ngina, who won a gold medal in waikru and mai muay. He also won a silver medal in the grand slam combat in the 14 to 15 years old group.
The other athlete is Clark G. Fattit, who won gold in mai muay double and a silver in the youth championship combat.
The two medalists also paid courtesy call to Department of Education-Cordillera Director Estella Cariño recently, who also honored them for inspiring fellow Cordilleran student-athletes.
Overall, Philippine Teen Bagsik team won nine gold, six silver, and two bronze medals.
The coaches of the national squad are Joseph Oloan, Zaide Laruan, Billy Alumno, and Edzel Ngina.
Meanwhile, Ma-yor Benjamin Ma-galong ratified city council Resolution 364, s. 2022, commending Patricia Claire Bleau Pacheco and Sherry Ann G. Floresca as Gintong Gawad awardees of the Philippine Sports Commission-Women in Sports held on June 14 at the Subic Bay Traveler’s Hotel.
Gintong Gawad is a national awards platform to celebrate and pay tribute to groundbreaking, inspiring, notable, timeless, and outstanding contributions to the promotion and deve-lopment of women and sports at the grassroots level.
Pacheco, a learner of the Baguio Special Education Center, received the award for Babaeng Atleta, Mo- delo ng Kabataan (person with disability).
Meanwhile, Floresca garnered the award for Proyektong Isport Pangkababaihan. She is a junior high school student of the University of the Cordilleras.
“Baguio City is proud to commend and congratulate the awardees for showing excellence in their respective fields and bringing home tremendous pride and honor to the city and its constituents,” the resolution states. – PIO release