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Dalman first to hit Mindanao Games treble

OROQUIETA, Misamis Occidental – Dipolog City’s Leano Vince Dalman topped the boys 12-and-under 100-meter butterfly stroke event Thursday to emerge as the first triple gold medalist in the Batang Pinoy Games Mindanao regional qualifiers here.
After wins in the 100-meter individual medley and 50-meter backstroke on Wednesday, Dalman splashed in one minute and 13.50 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly to remain perfect in his events.
Bukidnon’s Anton Rafaele Malayang (1:22.10) and Tawi-Tawi’s Rajul Mustaman (1:24.19) took the silver and bronze medals, respectively, at the Misamis Occidental Provincial Athletics Complex pool.
Dalman's next targets are the gold medals in the 100-meter backstroke and 50-meter butterfly events on Friday.
Other achievers were Zamboanga City archer John Ross de Sosa and athletic bets Febie Joy Moreno and Hazel Arellano, who a picked up their second golds in the grassroots sports competition organized by the Philippine Sports Commission.
De Sosa topscored ruled the boys 60-meter event, adding his second mintafter topping the 30-meter distance the other day.
Davao del Norte’s Hazel Arellano and Hagonoy Davao del Sur’s Febie Joy Moncera also had a pair of golds with Arellano leaping 5:01 meters in securing the girls long jump gold, while Moreno had a winning throw of 9.16 meters.

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