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Albay’s contingent in Philippine National Games continues to haul gold medals

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Albay’s small contingent in the Philippine National Games in Cebu City continues to haul gold medals, this time in taekwondo.

Karen Cells, Albay’s representative in the 49 kg. category in taekwondo bagged the second gold medal for the Albay province held at the SM Seaside.

The latest medal brought the total number of Albay’s gold medals to 2 plus 1 silver.

“More gold medal finishes can also be expected as Albay’s world-class chess players lead the Rapid and Blitz competition after 6 rounds of games yesterday. Grand Master John Paul Gomez, who won the gold recently in the standard play tournament, is now leading a 4 way tie on the top with 5 points from four wins and two draws,” the province said.

“On the Women Division, Woman Grand Master Janelle Mae Frayna assumes the solo lead after 6 games with 5.5 points, paving the way for a possible gold medal finish in Rapid play tournament. WGM Frayna also just recently bagged the silver medal in the standard play tournament here at the PNG,” it added.

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara, who has supported the Albay Team in the national games, is elated with the results and is giving his full support to all Albayano athletes.

Bichara is a well-known sports enthusiast.