TACLOBAN CITY – The 18-athlete delegation from the Leyte Sport Academy (LSA) won a total of 11 gold medals in the 2018 Philippine National Games held in Cebu City last May 19-25.
Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla told Leyte Samar Daily Express that aside from the gold medals won in the athletic competitions, the LSA-enrolled young athletes also won 8 silver and 5 bronze medals.
Gov. Petilla said that all the 11 gold medals won by the delegation came from athletics or track and field events with eight athletes only who participated in the competitions.
He added that boxing participated in by three athletes contributed three silver medals and judo with seven athletes who participated in the event got three bronze medals.
Petilla said that LSA athletes are still the overall all champion in the track and field girls division with two most valuable (MVP) player namely, Decerie Jane Niala who won four gold medals in the 16-17 years old youth category and Catherine Manese who won three gold medals in the 18 year old and above or junior category. (RESTITUTO A. CAYUBIT)