Foreign triathletes dominated the junior elite categories for men and women in the first day of the 24th NTT-ASTC Subic Bay International Triathlon.
Seventeen-year-old Shing Hi Yu of Hong Kong claimed the junior elite crown with a solo finish at one hour and 13 seconds, beating Kazakhstan’s Daryn Konysbayev (1:01.09) and Hong Kong’s Cheung Sing Nichol Tsang (1:01.36).
Asian road cycling champion Ting Chang of Taiwan bagged the title in the distaff at 1:08.19, with Hong Kong’s Cheuk Yi Chelsea Hung taking second at 1:11.54 and Singapore’s Louisa Marie Midleditch placing third at 1:13.25 in the race co-presented by the SBMA Tourism Department, and the Philippine Sports Commission.
Filipino bets, on the other hand, emerged victorious in the Youth Olympic Games super sprint competition of the event also backed by Standard Insurance, Gatorade, Asian Center for Insulation, Finis, Century Tuna, Philippine Star, The Lighthouse Marina Resort, ACEA Subic Bay, Subictel, Foton, PTT, Moonbay Marina The Villas, Subic Bay Traveler’s Hotel (official hotel), Subic Holiday Villas and the Subic International Hotel.
Wacky Banigued, Joshua Ramos and Russel Villaraza finished 1-2-3 in the boys’ side while Karen Manayon cracked the top three in the women’s event after behind two Singaporeans.
Banigued clocked 44.23, Ramos was second at 45.03 while Villaraza completed the sweep in 45.44, while Manayon secured a podium finish at 48.47, behind Emma Middleditch and Herlene Yu.