SEA Games: Amit gold medal back after finally beating Chezka
Paul Lintag on Dec 08, 2019 08:58 PM
Rubilen put a stop to Chezka’s winning streak, with the former two-time World Champion making Centeno concede in the final to rack to regain her 9-ball title after 10 years. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
MANILA — Rubilen Amit takes her gold medal back.
Amit finally beat rising star Chezka Centeno in a Southeast Asian Games final, stopping the 20-year-old sensation Sunday at Manila Hotel Tent in women’s 9-ball singles, 7-3.
Centeno has three gold medals at the expense of Amit, including the last two 9-ball singles titles from the previous two SEA Games and yesterday’s 10-ball singles gold.
But Rubilen would put a stop to Chezka’s winning streak, with the former two-time World Champion making Centeno concede in the final to rack to regain her 9-ball title after 10 years.
"Entering this match particularly, di ko naman inisip na mananalo, kasi ang ganda rin talaga ng laro ni Chezka," Amit said.
"Ang naging mindset ko na lang, we're going to the World Championships in a few days, so parang yung laban na to, World Championships na," she added.
The two's 9-ball showdown looked a lot like their 10-ball final from Saturday, with Centeno taking an early 3-1 lead.
But once Rubilen got it going, she pretty much ran away with the gold. Amit won the next six racks to take the victory.
"It was more of the focus," Amit said.
"Sabi ko I have to get it together, kailangan ko ayusin break and and then just focus lang," she added.
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