SEA Games 2019: Jones Inso claims silver in Men's Taijinjian

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 02, 2019 12:38 PM
SEA Games 2019: Jones Inso claims silver in Men's Taijinjian
Jones Inso took Silver in the Men's Taijijian event in SEA Games Wushu, Monday morning. (Photo: Arvin Lim)

Wushu bet Jones Llabares Inso gave the Philippines yet another medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Wushu competition after taking silver in the Men's Taijijian event, Monday morning at the World Trade Center in Manila. 

Inso finished with a score of 9.65, just 0.3 behind gold medalist Choon How Loh of Malaysia, who finished with a 9.68. Yu Hosea Wong Zheng of Brunei took bronze with a score of 9.60. 

"I felt very relieved and fulfilled kasi nagbunga yung mga paghihirap namin, during hassle sa paggawa ng training venues namin," said Inso. 

It has been a fruitful SEA Games debut for Inso, who came just short of making the podium in his maiden SEA Games routine in the Men's Taijiquan event, Monday. Inso placed fourth behind his mentor and teammate Daniel Parantac, who claimed bronze in the opening day of the Wushu competition. 

"First SEAG ko po, syempre po napaka fulfilling, napakasaya na nakapag contribute ako ng isang medal sa Pilipinas," he stated. 

With first-day jitters out of the way, Inso said he felt more comfortable during his routine, and in turn, it earned him a silver finish, the country's third Wushu medal so far. 

"Actually yesterday mas kinakabahan ako, mas nararamdaman ko yung pressure from the audience, sa mga kababayan natin."  

"Today mas nag-loosen up muscles ko sa pag perform," he continued. 

Inso admits however, that winning a medal in his first go in the SEA Games wasn't something that he expected to achieve. 

"Wala po sa expectation ko ang manalo, basta po nasa isip ko po magawa ko training ko ng maayos yung mga difficulty. magawa ko ng maayos yung best ko." 

The 22-year old Inso will have one more chance at another podium finish in the Men's Taolu Duilian on Tuesday, December 3rd, also at the World Trade Center. 

Inso wasn't only Pinoy wushu bet to perform Monday, as Parantac came in 6th in the Men's Taijijian, while Johnzenth Gajo finished fourth in the Men's Daoshu/Gunshu Combine. 

Agatha Wong remains the lone Wushu gold medalist so far in the 2019 SEA Games after winning in Monday's Women's Taijiquan event. 

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