Judoka Sophia Nicole Novino leads Martial Arts Festival winners
 Judoka Sophia Nicole Novino rules -44-kg division of judo. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Judoka Sophia Nicole Novino procedures -44-kg division of judo. –CONTRIBUTED Image

MANILA, Philippines–Judoka Sophia Nicole Novino pulled off an ippon (1-) get in excess of Baguio Judo Club’s Mikeighla Louise de Vera in the -44-kg division of judo in the eighth Philippine Sporting activities Commission Women’s Martial Arts Competition at Rizal Memorial Sporting activities Sophisticated.

“It’s great that the actual competitions are back following virtually a few yrs exactly where there have been barely any tournaments,’’ reported Novino, a 14-calendar year-outdated, Quality 8 scholar of the Nationwide Academy of Sports in Capaz, Tarlac. She defeated Gabrielle Lorine Dizon and Princess Maurine Villafranca on the way to the title match with De Vera.

Rhian Napoles also shone in seizing the -48kg crown from Mariana Alicia Roces next her earlier triumphs that involved defeating bronze medalist Jamila Abanador in the semifinals.

Other judokas that climbed atop the podium ended up Shanaia Yve Febrer (-32kg), Jhenica Serrano (-40kg), Analyn Dino (-52kg), Samara Nina Vidor (-57kg), Maegan Motilla (-63kg), Raphaela Estrada (-70kg) and Francesca Michaela Roces (+70kg).

More than at Rizal Memorial Coliseum, nationwide group standouts Jiah Pingot and Grace Loberanes asserted their mastery as predicted.

Pingot, a silver medalist in the Vietnam Southeast Asian Games early this 12 months, taught Lady May possibly Carabuena of Mandaluyong City a neat lesson in the freestyle -53kg senior function when the veteran Loberanes handily gained above Kimberly Jhoy Bondad in common wrestling 57kg.

Wrestlers Cathlyn Vergara (typical 52kg), Mary Jhol Cacal (58kg), Jean Mae Lobo (63kg), junior grapplers Melissa Tumasis (52kg), Nicole Pinlac (58kg), Rhea Cervantes (63kg), Amber Arcilla (57kg and Nashica Tumasis (freestyle 53kg) furthermore dominated their respective categories.

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