The staging of this year’s Western Visayas Regional Athletics Association (WVRAA) meet in the province of Iloilo was “very successful”, according to Dr. Myrna Castillo, Department of Education (DepEd-Iloilo) superintendent.
In an interview with Iloilo Metropolitan Times, Castillo thanked all the people and groups who exerted efforts to make the recently-concluded sports meet a success.
“I am very happy about the result of our hosting. Sportsmanship and discipline, indeed, reigned among our delegates,” she said.
Castillo stressed that it was the first time that the technical committee did not receive any complaint or protest from participating provinces.
She also cited the support of the Provincial Government that contributed millions of pesos for Iloilo’s hosting of WVRAA meet this year.
Iloilo harvested a total of 425 medals (elementary and secondary).
Broken down, elementary athletes from the province grabbed 100 gold, 62 silver and 31 bronze medals and secondary athletes took home 109 gold, 79 silver and 55 bronze medals.
Aklan came in second with 184 medals. It is followed by Capiz with 150 medals; Antique, 140 medals; and Guimaras, 104 medals.
Here’s the final medal tally:
In Demo Sports, Aklan collected 11 gold, six silver and five bronze medals. Iloilo ranked second with nine gold and five silver medals.
In Special Events, Capiz bagged 27 gold, 17 silver and 12 bronze medals. Iloilo came in second with 25 gold, 26 silver and 18 bronze medals. It is followed by Aklan with 13 gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals.
All gold medalists will represent the region in the 2016 Palarong Pambansa in Legaspi, Albay in April. IMT