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Philippines December 12, 2007

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Fencer is surprise package
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand—Back home, Michelle Bruzola was ranked no. 2 behind teammate Harlene Orendain in women’s individual epee in fencing.

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1. sallehon - December 12, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007
Cauayan native nails new SEA Games record
By Erwin Ambo S. Delilan

THAILAND— Arniel Ferrera of Sitio Omiles, Barangay Man-uling, Cauayan, Negros Occidental, has proven anew that he’s still the “King of Hammer Throw” in Southeast Asia after breaking his own record of 60.79-meter distance established during the 23rd Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines two years ago.

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2. sallehon - December 12, 2007

09 – Rookie SEAG gold medalist fencer by “accident”
Sunday, December 09 2007 @ 01:52 PM UTC

Hard to believe that 19-year-old Michelle Bruzola, who won the women’s individual epee last gold in her first Southeast Asian Games last Friday, took up the sport by accident two years ago.

“I was varsity volleyball player for UE, then our fencing coach invited me to join the fencing team kaya eventually nakasali ako sa national team in 2005,” said the doe-eyed Bruzola, an Information Technology Student at UE.

Proof of her precocious ability in the sport was her close 15-13 win over her more senior teammate, Harlene Orendain, 23, who was the topnotcher in their November ranking tournament, in Friday’s finals.

“Ang sabi lang namin sa isa’t-isa basta kaming dalawa ang maghaharap sa finals masaya na kami,” added Bruzola, who built an early 6-0 lead that served as the cushion against her rallying teammate.

She was also among the top performers of the RP fencing squad that saw action in its first and only overseas exposure, the Asian fencing championships held in Nantong , China , finishing 13th overall and reached the round of 16.

The youngest of two daughters, Bruzola has shown a knack for sports and also plays badminton and chess.

Mitzi (Bruzola’s nickname) is slim, has speed, strength and determination, which are ideal qualities of a good fencer. Some people seem to pick up fast and she’ s one of them,” head coach Benny Vergara said.

Asked what she would do with the P100,000 incentive from the Philippine Sports Commission for winning the gold, Bruzola replied: “Buy myself a laptop.”

http://news.balita.ph/html/article.php?story=20071209135217595


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