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Filipino Arnisador Maria Ella Alcoseba Wins Gold In The SEA Games, Brings 49th Gold Medal For Philippines

Maria Ella Alcoseba wins gold medal in the SEA Games

It’s no wonder that arnisador Maria Ella Alcoseba is considered the pride of Lapu-Lapu City when she keeps fighting her way to the top. And it certainly makes us happy that all her hard work has paid off in the 32nd SEA Games.

Maria Ella Alcoseba made history after she won the gold medal in the arnis event – the 49th gold medal for the Philippines during this year’s SEA Games.

Alcoseba wins gold after three rounds

Maria Ella Alcoseba gold medal - Maria Ella Alcoseba wins gold medal
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On 15th May, Alcoseba competed against Moe Moe Aye of Myanmar in the women’s single stick 50-kilogram bantamweight division. The arnis event was held at the Chroy Changvar Convention Center in Cambodia.

Within three rounds, Alcoseba managed to bag the gold medal, scoring a 3-0 against Moe Moe Aye.

4th gold medal in the arnis event

Maria Ella Alcoseba gold medal - Maria Ella Alcoseba with arnis team members
Image credit: Congresswoman Ma. Cynthia “Cindi” King Chan via Facebook

Alcoseba’s gold medal is the fourth gold medal achieved in the arnis event. She won alongside fellow arnis team members Dexler Bolambao, Charlotte Ann Paredes Tolentino, and Jedah Mae Soriano, who all competed in their respective divisions.

Alcoseba brings home 49th gold medal for the country

Not only is she the pride of Lapu-Lapu City, Maria Ella Alcoseba is also the pride of the Philippines. Summing up, we’ll be ready to welcome them back home and cheer for them on a job well done as the SEA Games come to an end.

For anything sports-related, check out Bianca Bustamante’s win at the F1 Academy race or EJ Obiena auctioning his gold-winning shoes. For more news like this, visit The Smart Local Philippines.

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