SEA Games: 2 more golds secured as Filipinos clash in 10-ball events
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines will get to keep its titles in both 10-ball events at the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam.
In the women’s 10-ball singles category, Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit clash in the final for the second straight time.
Centeno beat Amit, 7-3, to win the gold in the 2019 SEA Games in Manila.
The two took contrasting paths to the finals on Friday with Amit blanking Pennipa Nakjui of Thailand, 7-0, in the semis while Centeno fought off Xuan Vang Bui of Vietnam, 7-5.
Carlo Biado and Johann Chua, meanwhile, meet again in the gold medal round in men’s singles just two days after they faced each other for the 9-ball crown.
Chua upset the reigning US Open champion Biado, 9-6, to win the 9-ball gold.
Chua handily beat world number one Aloysius Yapp of Singapore, 9-2, in the 10-ball semis while Biado breezed past another Singapore bet in Sharik Aslam Sayed, 9-3, in the other semis matchup.
Dennis Orcollo won the 10-ball singles event in 2019.
It’s been another fruitful SEA Games campaign for the Filipino cue artists with Amit also retaining her 9-ball singles title on Tuesday.
Inquirer’s special coverage of the Hanoi SEA Games 2021.
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