Mayor Ruffy Biazon congratulated two Muntinlupa residents who bagged medals at the 19th Asian Games being held in Hangzhou, China.
Biazon honored Annie Ramirez, who won a gold medal in jiu-jitsu (women’s 57kg), and Kaila Napolis, who bagged a bronze medal in jiu-jitsu (women’s 52kg).
Asian Games medalists Annie Ramirez and Kaila Napolis (Photo from Mayor Ruffy Biazon on Facebook)
“Congratulations sa mga atletang Muntinlupeñong nagwagi sa 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022! (Congratulations to Muntinlupa athletes who won in the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022),” Biazon posted on Facebook.
Ramirez, a resident of Barangay Cupang in Muntinlupa, won the Philippines’ third gold medal in the Asian Games. She previously won a gold medal in jiu-jitsu women's newaza nogi-57 kg category at the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Napolis is a resident of Barangay Poblacion. She previously won a gold medal in the jiu-jitsu women's newasa gi-52 kg in the 32nd SEA Games.
The Muntinlupa City government gives cash incentives to athletes winning in international and local competitions, including the Asian Games.