Bea Hernandez (L) and Merwin Tan (R)

Merwin Tan cops Singapore Open Youth Masters title

Tan, 19, claimed the championship by rolling a leading 1,687 pinfalls in eight games to beat Malaysian Megan Zaqrul Haiqal by five pins, while Japanese Keita Tokushia settled for third place with 1,657 pinfalls at the Singapore Bowling Tamasek Club in Rifle Range, Singapore.

THREE-TIME SEA Games champion and beauty queen Gretchen Malalad (second from left) calls for unity in karate to focus on the athletes training and preparation for the country’s hosting of the Southeast Asian Games in December in Manila. Also in photo (from right) karate coach Reiner de Leon, TOPS president Ed Andaya and Community Basketball Association (CBA) operation director Robert dela Rosa during the TOPS ‘Usapang Sports’ on Thursday at the National Press Club.

Malalad calls unity in Karate

This was stressed by three-time SEA Games gold medalist Gretchen Malalad during her appearance in the 20th “Usapang Sports” by the Tabloids Organization in Philippine Sports (TOPS) at the National Press Club in Intramuros.