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Pinoys shine in Taiwan Memory tilt

Grandmaster of Memory Mark Anthony Castañeda won two silver medals even as 15-year-old Jamyla Lambunao bagged two gold medals in the juniors division at the Taiwan Memory Championships held over the weekend in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

Castañeda placed second overall in the Names and Faces and Spoken Numbers categories and finished third in the Historic Dates event to spearhead the campaign of the Filipino delegation sent in this two-day, 10-category mind sport event by Avesco Marketing Corporation.

The 15-year-old Lambunao, who holds two world records in the Kids division, continues to shine in the 13-17 age category as she dominated the Random Words and Spoken Numbers and finished runner-up in the Names & Faces and Speed Numbers.

“This is a very tough tournament because it brought together top memory athletes from Germany, Sweden, Mongolia, China, India, USA, Korea, Japan and, of course, the host country Taiwan,” said PH delegation head and coach Anne Bernadette Bonita.

“With new generation of strong memory athletes, I can see a brighter hope for the Philippines in upcoming International Memory Sports Competitions,” added Bonita.

In the Kids division, Jan Jelo Juanir collected four golds, two silvers and a Bronze. He finished second overall in the Kids Division.

The other delegates of the Avesco-Philippine Team who competed here are Joel Micus Lolong, Dorothy Elenzano, Nico Angelo Esperanza, Richard Stephen Sarcos, Philip John Benitez and Axelyancy Tabernilla.