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MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Feb. 16 (PIA) --  Maasin City sports delegation bagged a total of 28 golds, 34 silvers and 32 bronze medals from the latest Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association (EVRAA) 2017 sports competition held in the province of Biliran, February 5-10, 2017.

Maasin City which got the 4th place came after Baybay City as thirdplacer with 39 – 34 – 44 medals; Ormoc as 2nd placer with 75 – 47 – 66 medals ;andLeyte  province came out to be the champion with 94 golds, 71 silvers and 63 bronze medals. While Tacloban City delegation came home with 22 golds, 36 silvers and 37 bronze medals that bagged the fifth place, Larry Maraon from Maasin City Sports Council informed. It was leanred that Maasin City delegation participated in the sports events such as arnis that went home with almost half of the gold medals, taekwondo, table tennis, lawn tennis, chess, boxing, sepak takraw, badminton, futsal, swimming, softball, billiards, volleyball, football, archery and athletics. Almost 400 sports delegates from Maasin City participated the regional sports competition, it was learned. 221 of it were the athletes and the remaining delegates included the coaches trainers, among other city officials. It was learned that the gold and silver medallists have the chance to participate in the upcoming Palarong Pambansa set to be held in Dumaguete City this coming April. On the other hand, Maasin City government allocated funds for the sports medalists as incentives such as P2,000 for gold, P1,000 for silver and P500 for those who bagged bronze medals. (rgc/PIA8-SoLeyte)