The Freeman – 11 April 2005

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Cebu bets garner 4 golds in Singapore dancesport

by Caecent No-ot
April 7, 2005

Mission accomplished.
Team Cebu City-dancesport garnered four gold and four silver medals in the Singapore Millennium 2005 International Open Dancesport Championships in Suntec City, Singapore.
Also, the Cebu City Sports Commission dancesport directress Eleanor Hayco along with Rica Alix and Crisaldo “Loloi” Rendon succeeded to promote the coming 1st Cebu ISDF Open in November.

The tandem of Rendon and Hayco managed to win two gold medals, after coming off with superb performance in the senior standard and latin disciplines in the event joined by 210 couples from 25 countries.

Jun-jun Marante, who is working in Singapore now, also joined and brought Team Cebu City’s name along with five other couples.

Marante, who is dancing with a new partner in Michelle Liem, won the gold in the novice standard which also saw Alix and Reynante Saldua finishing 6th.

Eric Labita and Indriati Latief also handed a gold medal after ruling in the standard pre-amateur competition.

Michael Medoza and Francesca Mazzacurati, on the other hand, grabbed a silver medal in the latin amateur class for Asia-Pacific contestants.

Joel and Ana Madera also grabbed part of the limelight with a silver finish in the standard pre-amateur class.

The two other silvers for the Cebu squad were contributed by Sherwin Troy Tesaluna and partner Rowena Tan-Chua coming from the latin novice class and Oliver Gutierrez and Annie Lu from the latin pre-amateur division.

Aside from the medals won, DTCC also gained the support of dancesport presidents and competition organizers from different countries to join the big event in Cebu later this year, which will be held prior to the staging of the dancesport competition in the 23rd Southeast Asian Games at Waterfront Hotel in Lahug.

“The sales mission was very successful. They had one-on-one meetings with more than 10 international presidents and competition organizers from Australia, Slovak, Czech, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore and Hongkong,” said dancesports director Edward Hayco.

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