Youth wrestlers grab 9 medals


THE Philippine Youth team garnered nine medals to finish third overall in the United World Wrestling (UWW) Junior and Cadets World Grappling Championships held over the weekend at the Ufa Arena in Ufa, Russia.

Gabriel del Rosario accounted for two of the country’s three silver medals in the event that gathered rising stars from 10 participating countries.

Competing in the cadets 46 kgs, del Rosario settled for silver in the Gi and NoGi events while Iloilo’s David Zaldarriaga took the silver in Gi event in the Cadets 42 kgs besides clinching bronze in NoGi event.

Alonso Lucas Aguilar, son of URCC founder and Philippine Wrestling Federation president Alvin Aguilar, bagged the bronze in both the Gi and NoGi events in the Cadets 50 kgs.

Also producing two bronze medals was Joaquin Antonio Marte in Cadets 58 kgs while Fierre Afan got his bronze in the Gi event of Cadets 85kgs.

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