SEA Games: Carlo Bumina-Ang Vovinam of the Philippines wins silver

Carlo von Bumina-Aung (left) wins silver at Voviname (Vietnamese martial arts).  Photo of Vovinam Philippines

Carlo von Bumina-Aung (left) wins silver at Voviname (Vietnamese martial arts). Vovinam Philippines Facebook

MANILA, Philippines – Carlo Von Bumina-Ang won the men’s 65kg silver medal at the Vovinam Men’s at the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam’s Sok Son Gymnasium on Friday.

Bumina-Ang lost 2-7 to Cambodia’s Virekkamchitfauthong Eh, settling for the runner-up finish in the gold medal match.

Bumina-Aung showed Filipino talent could excel in Vietnam’s traditional martial arts as she bet on hometown Juan Hue Do, 11-10, in the semifinals.

The host country brings back Vovinam (Vietnam’s traditional martial arts) to the Games after a nine-year absence. The Philippines won two medals in the women’s 55kg category last Wednesday, including a bronze finish by Janelin Olsim.

Olsim lost 4-3 to Mala Chanthalaksa of Laos before losing to Cambodia’s Sophie Soc in the semifinals.

Gina Araos also competed in the women’s 65kg but lost to Thaida Taida Kosankitzer 4-10. Danny Kingad also competed in the men’s 60kg but lost early last Thursday to Cambodia’s Ammarin Fothong Eh, 1-9.

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