Palace hails PH’s first 2 medals in Asian Games

MANILAMalacaAang on Monday lauded the taekwondo jins for winning the country's first two medals in the ongoing 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque congratulated Dustin Jacob Mella, Jeordan Dominguez and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. for winning bronze medal in the men's poomsae event on Sunday.

Roque also commended the women's poomsea team composed of Juvenile Fay Crisostomo, Rinna Babanto and Janna Dominique for also bringing home bronze medal on the same day.

We wish the rest of the Team Philippines the best of luck. Laban Pilipinas! (Fight Philippines), Roque said in a Palace press briefing.

On Monday, Agatha Wong delivered the country's third bronze medal after winning in wushu event.

Competing for the first time in Asian Games, Wong bagged the bronze medal in the women's taijiquan and taijijian all-around event.

Wong won gold and silver in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur.

The Philippines fielded 272 athletes in Jakarta Asian Games, hoping to surpass the country's one gold, three silvers, and 11 bronzes performance in the 2014 Inchoen, South Korea edition.

During the send-off rites in MalacaAang on August 13, President Rodrigo Duterte extolled the Filipino athletes to do their best but do it fair and square.

Duterte said his administration will continue to support the development of Filipino athletes towards exports excellence.

Every victory you bring back home is shared by the entire nation. We pray for your well-being and hope that your successful trip --- and also a safe return to the country, Duterte said in his speech. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency