Trailing 0-3 and 3-5 early in the match, Centeno kept her composure as she racked up three straight set wins to snatch a 6-5 lead. But Amit went to tie the match at 6-6 to force a 13th and deciding game.Amit seemed headed to her second straight SEA Games gold after draining the first seven balls in the deciding match but suffered a break on the eighth ball, which Centeno took advantage to clinch the gold.Centeno and Amit arranged an all-Filipina finale after defeating Malaysia Djajalie Klaudia (7-1) and Suhana Dewi Bt Sabtu (7-2) in separate semifinal games late Saturday.In the men’s event, Carlo Biado moved on to the finals after a 9-5 victory over Vietnam’s Nguyen Anh Tuan. Johann Chua failed to follow suit after a close 7-9 loss to Duong Quoc Hoang, also of Vietnam.Meanwhile, Filipina-Japanese Kiyomi Watanabe claimed her third straight judo gold medal late Saturday after beating Orapin Senatham of Thailand via ippon in 36 seconds.On her way to her third consecutive SEA Games finals, the Cebu-born Watanabe also scored ippon victories over Binti Nik Azman Nik of Malaysia and Chu Myat Noe Wai of Myanmar.The Philippine delegation raked in two silver medals courtesy of swimmer James Deiparine (men’s 50m breaststroke) and Michael Christian Martinez (figure skating, short program).Winning bronze medals were Elmer Abatayo in men’s lawn bowls; Sonia Bruce and Annie Knight in women’s pairs lawn bowls; Kesei Nakano in men’s -66kg judo; Jasmine Alkhaldi in women’s 200m freestyle; Ilonggo Edgardo Alejan Jr., Michael del Prado, Archard Bagsit, and Aries Toledo in 4x400m relay; and Emerson Villena and Lester Tayung in sailing.As of press time, the Philippines was stuck in sixth place with 19 gold, 25 silver and 49 bronze medals behind Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit arranged an all-Filipina gold medal match in 9-ball of the 29th Southeast Asian Games after beating their respective Malaysian foes in the semifinals. PHILIPPINES SPORTS COMMISSION [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Filipinas take 1-2 finish in SEA Games 9-ball ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/sports-seag-9-ball-gold-1030×686.jpg’ attachment=’115514′ attachment_size=’large’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Chezka Centeno defeated fellow Filipina Rubilen Amit 7-6 in the gold medal game of women’s 9-ball billiards of the 29th Southeast Asian Games yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Filipinas take 1-2 finish in SEA Games 9-ball
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