Host Baguio City still leads Batang Pinoy
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 21, 2018 05:56 PM
Beach volleyball action is also part of the Batang Pinoy National Championships in Baguio City (Photo courtesy of PSC).
BAGUIO CITY — Host Baguio City currently leads the overall medal standings with a few events left on the last day of the 2018 Batang Pinoy National Championships here.
The hosts relied on their bets in wushu and taekwondo bets for total medal haul of 46 gold medals and moved closer to defending their overall crown.
Baguio athletes collected 13 golds in wushu and 10 in taekwondo.
They also won eight gold medals each in judo and wrestling, while other athletes prevailed in in archery (2), athletics (2), karate (1), swimming (1) and triathlon (1).
In addition, Baguio also clinched 46 silver and 57 bronze medals.
Quezon City trails behind at second with 21 gold, 12 silver and 49 bronze medals — leaning on 10 gold medals in swimming and four in wrestling.
At close third is Cebu City with 20 golds, 25 silvers and 28 bronzes, while Laguna Province (20-8-20) and Cebu Province (16-9-15) are in the current Top 5.
Competitions are still ongoing in arnis, chess, muay, badminton, basketball, boxing, softball and baseball.
According to the PSC, the overall champion will receive a total of P3 million worth of incentives, while runners-up will go home with P2.5 million (second), P2 million (third), P1.5 million (fourth) and P1m (fifth).
However, these incentives will have a Memorandum of Agreement with the PSC to indicate what it may be spent for.
The weeklong tournament is part of PSC’s grassroots development program aimed at discovering potential members of the national team.