Juliana, daughter of Richard Gomez, wins silver in Malaysia fencing tilt

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  • The Philippine fencing team has once again impressed in the Southeast Asian
    Fencing Federation Championships after two podium finishes in the team events on
    Sunday, Jan. 8, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    The team, led by Juliana Gomez, daughter of former national fencer, actor and
    politician Richard Gomez, along with Alexa Larrazabal, Princess Arbilon and Ivy
    Dinoy took the silver medal after falling short to Vietnam in the senior women’ s
    eppe finals while Andre Agatep, Thomas Cabrera, Raphael Jimenez and Enrico
    Suplico suffered the same defeat at the hands of the Vietnamese, 4518, in the
    semifinals to settle for the bronze medal in the senior men’s saber team event.

    The PH women’s team had an easy start to the event after earning a firstround bye
    and went on to beat Indonesia in the semifinals in a close 4541 victory to advance
    to the finals.

    However, the Vietnamese didn’t take long to claim the gold finish with a 36 25
    beating over the Filipinas.

    Meanwhile, the PH men’s team had a promising start with a 4535 victory over the
    host country Malaysia before crushing on the next round against the eventual
    champion Vietnam. (N. Javier, mb.com)

    Caption: Filipino fencers, led by Juliana Gomez (second from left), show off their silver medals.

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