Sacrifices yield gold medal for Filipina arnis champ

first_imgLATEST STORIES Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Perfect Gilas goes for SEA Games gold, sweep in 3×3 men’s basketball Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Jezebel Morcillo contributes gold to Philippines’ growing number of medals from arnis. Photo by Marc Reyes/INQUIRERNEW CLARK CITY — Volume of hits and an in-out assault.Jezebel Morcillo employed that strategy in fashioning out her gold-medal performance late Sunday in arnis competitions of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday MOST READ ‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations “I sacrificed a lot, my work and personal life because I had to train for five months (in Manila),” added Morcillo.She picked up the fifth gold for Team Philippines in Day 1 of arnis competitions at Angeles University Foundation.“I just hope Filipino youth pick up the sport because this is our very own martial art,” Morcillo added.ADVERTISEMENT “I should throw more hits, be aggressive. Then go in-out to confuse the opponent,” said Morcillo in Filipino.As soon as she was able to do the game plan, things went better and better, according to Morcillo, who overwhelmed Vietnam’s Thi Hoang Nguyen in the -50 kilogram final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I don’t know what to say, I feel very blessed,” said Morcillo in between sobs.She left her job as an airline ticketing agent back in her hometown of Davao City to train in Manila. And it was well worth it.last_img read more