Archer Luis Gabriel “Gab” Moreno, 16 years old, brought home the gold medal in the recently concluded Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
Moreno made history as it was the first time that a Filipino has won gold in the said games. He had partnered with Li Jiaman of China for the mixed international team archery competition. Together, they defeated Finland-Canada.
In a report by gmanetwork.com, Moreno said during the event's opening ceremonies, “I didn’t expect to win anything here. I just gave my best.”
See Moreno's shooting precision in the morning program Unang Hirit here:
The Philippines also bagged medals in the 2014 Veritas World Junior International Golf Tournament in Pasadena, California. Harmie Nicole Constantino brought home gold, Asiah Marie Nocum, silver, and Kyla Nocum, bronze, in the Girls’ 13 Division.
Three more gold medals were won by our young Pinoy contenders. Annyka Chanel Pineda-Cayabyab in the Girls’ 10 Division, Carl Jano Corpus in the Boys’ 12 Division and Andrew Chua for the Boys’ 7 Division.
Silver medals were bagged by Raymart Tolentino in the Boys’ 17 Division, Richnell Albano in the Boys’ 14 Division, Annika Bianca Cedo in the Girls’ 15 Division and Samantha Green in the Girls’ 14 Division.
Sean Dominique Granada, Josh Jorge and Samantha Andrea Martinez won bronze medals in the Boys’ 9, Boys’ 11 and Girls’ 16 divisions respectively.
For these wins, the Senate had two resolutions approved, namely Resolutions No. 843 and 871, in order to laud remarkable Filipino athletes for winning in the said competitions.