Galvez, Canlas top RF meet

Published November 27, 2022, 9:44 PM

by Manila Bulletin Sports

Canlas Fencing athletes Nicol Amethyst Canlas, left, and Willa Liana Galvez hold their gold medals as they rule the Under-12 girls individual sabre and foil events in Republic Fencing’s Young Musketeers Series 2022 at the RF club in P. Tuazon, Quezon City. (CF Photo)

Canlas Fencing bets Willa Liana Galvez and Nicol Amethyst Canlas ruled their respective events in the final day of competition of Republic Fencing’s Young Musketeers Series 2022 on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the RF club in P. Tuazon, Quezon City.

Galvez defeated Precious Sison of Calle de Armas, 6-1, in the finals of Under-12 women’s foil. It was the first gold medal for the 11-year old Galvez, a grade 6 student of University of the East.

Merida Amber Diaz, also of CF, earned a bronze medal together with Bobby Dime of RF.

The top-seeded Galvez edged Diaz in the semifinals, 10-4, while No. 3 Sison stunned No. 2 Dime, 3-2, in the other semifinal pairing.

As for Canlas, she won against fellow CF fencer Jaden Divinagracia to claim the gold medal in U-12 women’s sabre. Divinagracia settled with a silver medal, while Kirsten Shanelle “Shy” Catantan of CF and Baley Olayres took bronze medals.

Canlas, daughter of former national fencing team head coach Rolando “Amat” Canlas, Jr,. is also grade 6 student of UE.

Other CF winners in the said competition are Eyce Olarte, silver medalist in the U-12 men’s sabre; Ralph Xenen Cuenca and Enrico Joaquin Ronsayro, bronze medalists in U-14 men’s sabre; and Iñigo Dovinagracia, Jayden Shoemaker and Lance Gabriel Dy, gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the U-12 men’s foil.

The said event is a good preparation for CF fencers as more that 60 athletes of the the club are set to join in the Malaysia Minime Competition on Dec. 1-4 in Kuala Lumpur.