Filipina, Mongolian bets clinch top spots at Crosstrain Invitational 2020

Published February 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

The inaugural edition of the Crosstrain Invitational 2020 saw 163 athletes from different countries who showcased the fruits of hard work and intensive training as they faced five sets of workouts that put to test their speed, endurance and strength at the two-day competition held at the Tent City of The Manila Hotel.

Rocky Dorjsembe (Mongolia), 1st place, Elite Men Division
Rocky Dorjsembe (Mongolia), 1st place, Elite Men Division

Emerging as the top athletes in the Elite Men Division were Rocky Dorjsembe, representing Mongolia, who clinched first place, followed by South Koreans Kyeong Sun and Woo Young Lim who landed second and third place. In fourth was Luc Devaux (Brunei), while in fifth place was Zhu Yusen (Taiwan).

Sheena Mabilangan of Australia bagged first place in the Elite Women Division, while Linda Mortensen from Sweden placed second. Benz Chrystelle Lim of the Philippines got the third spot.

 Sheena Mabilangan (Australia), 1st place, Elite Women Division
Sheena Mabilangan (Australia), 1st place, Elite Women Division

Winners of the Masters RX Men are Grech Go (1st), Danny Chua (2nd), and Merwin Torres (3rd). For the women’s division of the said category, podium finishers include Ivy Caryl Cipriano (1st), Sonia Pascual (2nd), and Lynette Suller (3rd).

Kobe Jo secured the top spot of the RX Men division, with Brandon Christopher Tongol on 2nd place, and Hong Cheng on 3rd place. For the RX Women department, top athletes are Amanda Arguelles (1st), Aliana Lao (2nd), and Cilyn Abella (3rd).

For the Scaled Men category, Waldrich Willis Siy, Dexter Lee, and Delvic Bag-ao bested out other participating athletes to grab the first, second, and third spots respectively. On its counterpart division for women, top three finishers include Rikki Saul (1st), Kalya Adrienne Tiu (2nd), and Hillary Rodriguez (3rd).

Completing the medalists of the Crosstrain Invitational 2020 are Allan Alvarez, Sean Dinno Sandoval, Suam Sanz, Cha Calvelo, Carol Capati, and Christine Dy who placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd on the Scale Masters Men and Scaled Masters Women categories respectively.

This year’s Crosstrain Invitational 2020 is made possible by Crosstrain.PH, Manila Bulletin’s dedicated magazine solely for functional fitness, the first of its kind in the country, and one of the very few Crossfit-centered publications in the world. The team is led by Crossfit enthusiast Gerrald Tan, one of the youngest managing editors in the Philippines at 22 years old.

The said event is supported by Manila Bulletin, official media partner, Manila Hotel and Manila Prince Hotel, official venue partner, as well as Pro Touch, Arena, and Klean Athlete as major sponsors. Additional brand partners include Pure Force, Xtreme, Shakey’s, Chooks-to-go, Coca-Cola Philippines, Manila Rubber Corporation, PlayHard, Philippine Red Cross, Vista Mall, Yoli Inc, Cafe France, Coffee Lab, Tanita, El Lobo Cubanos x Sandwiches, Vitaminboost, Lightwater, Red Bull, Out of the box, Careline, Blackwater and Core Athletics.
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