PH gains more medals from fencing, karatedo

The Philippines overcame Singapore in the women's team epee event, 45-38, to win the gold. JC Ansis

The Philippines' fencing and karatedo bets added more medals to the country's overall tally in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on Saturday.

The national women's epee squad, consisting of Harlene Raguin, Hanniel Abella, Anna Estimada and Mickyle Bustos, defeated Singaporean group of Kiria Abdul Rahman, Cheryl Lim and Rebecca Ong in the finals, 45-38, to win the gold medal in the team epee event.

On the other hand, the men's foil team, made up of Nicollei Felipe, Nathaniel Perez, Michael Nicanor and Jaime Viceo, managed bronze after reaching the semifinals, where they fell to their Thailand counterparts, 45-40.

Overall, the Filipino fencers have chipped in a total of 10 medals -- 2 golds, 2 silvers and 6 bronzes.

Meanwhile, the Philippines also won medals on the opening day of the karatedo competition.

Tsukii Junna claimed gold in the -50kg kumite event, and Norman Montalvo copped silver in the -55kg kumite.

Sarah Pangilinan and John Enrico Vasquez took home bronze medals in the women's and men's kata individual events, respectively.